Refuse een assignment because it 'cannot' be routed?
Fri Mar 2 16:19:42 CET 2001
<snip analogy about renting a house> <snip part about dhcp for dialup which imho is not relevant> > > Very clever, indeed, in particular when someone tries to do stuff that > > is security-aware. > > Like what? Almost anything is possible from behind a dynamic > IP address. I want to connect, from home, to a server behind my company's firewall. The firewall only allows connections based on source ip address. Our firewall admin cannot be persuaded to open it up for the whole /19 or whatever my isp uses for its dhcp pool. > If you want to run services then get a commercial account from > your provider, or find a provider that will allocate you static > IP space. This is the problem that caused me to start this discussion: in my area there is no broadband (cable/dsl) provider offering static ip for a reasonable price. If I get a 'commercial' account I need to pay 4(!) times as much as I would for a 'noncommercial' account *per month*; I do not consider this reasonable, even if it does include a bunch of other things I do not want (router etc.). So by posting here, I hoped to find some arguments to use in convincing the ISPs in my area. Regulation from RIPE [NCC] would have been nice... alas. Suggestions are still welcome :) Have a nice weekend, Herbert
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