Refuse een assignment because it 'cannot' be routed?
Hans Petter Holen
Tue Feb 27 19:52:50 CET 2001
> I think it is more appropriate to state that someone is looking for a house > but all landlords he meets will move his front door every day unless he pays > tripple rent. My analogy would be that unless you pay tripple rent you are not allowed to sub-let (connect more PCs with official addresses, atough you could always get married (NAT)) or start a small shop in your garage (put up a Warez sorry Web server) Moving from a volume charge service (dialup) to a fixed fee service (DSL) I do not find it that unreasonable to in some way limit the amout of Internet you can consume. > "If a LIR is obliged to assign address space (is it?), I don't think so. > wouldn't it make sense to oblige a provider to route it" I have always assumed that IP addresses is a comodity ISPs hand out with their services. If you buy service from an ISP then you get a reasonable number of IP addresses to use that service. If you buy a singe-user service, you get 1 IP address, if you buy a LAN service you get several addresses. > or the other way'round: > > "If an address space request is made, is the non-willingness of an ISP to > route it sufficient grounds to deny the request?" If you don't buy the right kind of service from me, I am not going to acknowledge your IP address request. > That's the point. Can the customer somehow (e.g. by submitting a ripe-141) > force the ISP to assign him a static ip address? Or will it get him nowhere? In my opinion: Hardy. The ISP may then loose the customer of course bu that that is a comercial desicion. But Hey, I would love to buy a high speed domestic internet connection with some IP addresses to connect my computers, but unfortunately nobody is willing to offer me that yet. -hph
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