Private address and static IP as an commercial offer.
Gert Doering gert at space.net
Thu Jun 14 19:04:35 CEST 2001
Hi, On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 01:45:53PM +0300, Arif OKTAY wrote: > I appreciate if someone clarifies the situations for the following; > > 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 do not want to use NAT" *is* a valid reason for public address space. RIPE policy is NOT to force NAT on people. The policy is "tell people that NAT exists, explain to them what the benefits are, tell them that addresses *are* sparse, but if they want real addresses, give 'em some". > 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. In the RIPE region, it's highly discouraged to offer IP addresses "for money". It's not too unusual, though, that a dynamic IP dialup account *is* cheaper than one with static addresses (because it's much more work for the ISP). The real problem are things like "with this contract, you get 32 IPs, and for another $100/month, you get a full Class C". Gert Doering -- NetMaster -- SpaceNet AG Mail: netmaster at Space.Net Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 14 Tel : +49-89-32356-0 80807 Muenchen Fax : +49-89-32356-299
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