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Re: Static IP addresses for Dial-up
At 13:46 1/28/96, Peter Dawe wrote: >Demon Internet Services provide an IP address for every dial-up >customer. Most other ISPs have taken the view that this is a waste of >valuable IP space and allocate IP addresses dynamically. > >How should our industry respond to ISPs who behave selfishly and do >not take into account the good of the network? Demon (as it appears to the Internet [due to their dynamic modem binding/routing code]) is all permanently wired (but randomly powered-up/connected) hosts. The fact that the connections are via dial-up not leased lines is not relevant to how they appear to the Net. If every one of their users had their own leased line OR dial up port phone number would you say that they wasting space? There is no significant difference between these latter connection methods and Demon's actual "Dial any of our POPs to make your connection" method. All they are doing is sharing the modem ports instead of assigning a separate one to each customer. As they have noted, dynamic addressed does not fit the model of what they are selling (ie: CONNECTION not ACCESS). What types of Daemons/Agents are being run by the user while they are connected is not important due to the STATIC IPN (Something that would NOT be possible with a dynamic/random IPN number). Until Dynamic DNS is out in the field, Dynamic IPN supports ONLY Access not Connection (and as I noted, Demon sells Connection not just Access).