Private address and static IP as an commercial offer.
Carsten Schiefner schiefne at mail.berlin.contrib.net
Thu Jun 14 13:27:11 CEST 2001
Hi Arif. Arif OKTAY wrote: > 1- Address Translation and Private Address Space Usage. Some of my > customers want to use public addresses with no technical reason. Their main > concern is to avoid the extra expenditure for a NAT/proxy/firewall. Should > I force them to use one ? I wouldn't do so. Since it is not mandatory or at least strictly recommended to use NAT etc. the customer certainly can ask for public address space to connect his LAN or whatever to the Internet. And I would consider the try to avoid unnecessary expenditure (from their pont of view!) as quite reaso- nable - especially if it's a small, just starting company. Nevertheless it should generally be pointed out that the use of NAT etc. does have some benefits, i.e. address space conservation, and a LIR should offer this to customers as the first choice. > 2- I've seen the following advertisement on the net. Doesn't this > constitute a violation of the policy as " IP addresses does not have any > commercial value". There wasn't any extra info whether this amount was > billed for dns records or any other service. Advertisement was from ARIN > region. The absence of some mentioning of extra costs due to a static IP address doesn't imply the selling of an IP address itself for me, since inherently there might be some additional service costs for that (router config, reverse mapping etc. pp.) - but the question weather US$ 15/m (iow. US$ 180 per year!) for this kind of service are appropriate or not is another one... Best regards, Carsten iPrimus Telecommunications GmbH, Germany
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