Refuse een assignment because it 'cannot' be routed?
Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet
Wed Feb 28 14:03:18 CET 2001
To continue that (cute | silly | pick-your-choice) analogy... => I only want a fixed frontdoor (1 fixed IP address), but I am trying to force => my landlord into letting me have it without paying tripple rent, by asking => the government (RIPE) to give me a building permission to install more => doors. Not because I want more doors, but to keep the landlord from moving => my single door every day :) => = =Hi, = = Hmm... this analogy isn't correct. RIPE is not the government in this. =RIPE, or your local LIR can give you a door (address assignment), but =you still need to get a permit from the local counsil to place it =(Getting your service provider to actually route it). = =One of the things your local LIR may require before selling you a door =is having a permit. Buying the door somewhere else (RIPE) does not =automagically entitle you to a permit. ...what we are seeing in reality, though, is something like the "government" (the RIPE NCC) coming back with a question about the colour and style of the door. And - depending on your answer - either going ahead issuing a _permanent_ permit for e.g. an Ethernet- or leased-line-style door ("static"), but limiting the validity of the permit for an xDSL- style or dial-up door to as long as you, or someone from your family, happens stay at home ("dynamic"). As soon as you go to work, or even worse - take a couple of days off, duhh!!! - you have to submit another application for installing a door. And, the "government", suggests to the manufaturers of the doors (and/or to the landlord), to give you a call on the phone every, say, 8 hours, to confirm that you haven't left for shopping (physicly) or turned to RTFM (virtually/mentally logging off). That's exactly what happens to me, back home, with my ADSL link being dropped every 8 hours by the ISP *on purpose*, because the NCC sort of "suggests" to the ISPs to use dial-up ratio mechanisms for 24x7 xDSL, flat rate billing. Very clever, indeed, in particular when someone tries to do stuff that is security-aware. But I have beaten that one to death before (technology independence of assignment rules). Sigh... Wilfried. _________________________________:_____________________________________ Wilfried Woeber : e-mail: Woeber at CC.UniVie.ac.at UniVie Computer Center - ACOnet : Tel: +43 1 4277 - 140 33 Universitaetsstrasse 7 : Fax: +43 1 4277 - 9 140 A-1010 Vienna, Austria, Europe : RIPE-DB: WW144, PGP keyID 0xF0ACB369 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Träume darf man nicht verbieten, sonst werden sie Wirklichkeit...
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