Refuse een assignment because it 'cannot' be routed?
Tue Feb 27 10:27:41 CET 2001
Dear colleagues, in the discussion about assigning fixed address space to residential always-on customers, I concluded that most ISPs are eager to provide their customers with this service, even using it as a weapon in the competition battle. However in some countries apparently the contrary is going on. All ISPs there offer 2 classes of DSL service: cheap subscriptions (low traffic, dynamic ip, no options) on one hand and an expensive 'pro' contract (high traffic volume, static ip, router etc.) on the other. Now a customer would like to get a static ip but does not want the router, large volume etc so he does not want to pay 4 times as much per month (real-life example) just to get a static ip. If the customers sends a RIPE-141 request to the ISP, can the ISP assign a range but not route it to the customer? Can it refuse the request on the grounds that it cannot route the assigned range to a dynamic ip? Or is the ISP obliged to assign a range and route it (no matter how, presumably by assigning the customer a static ip anyway) ? With or without additional (reasonable?) cost to the customer? tia best regards, Herbert -- HB5351 Herbert Baerten Network Manager HostIT Benelux
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