[lir-wg] Static IP addresses
Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at gitoyen.net
Thu Oct 3 11:58:50 CEST 2002
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 08:05:22PM +0200, Bob Arnesen <bob.arnesen at telia.com> wrote a message of 288 lines which said: > * Is Telias current practice as I have described considered a breach > of privacy for the private person/customer? When the connection is through a leased line (companies, universities, etc), it is very common that every machine has a fixed IP address. It is currently the case with my machine in my office. It seems it has never been a problem. Only dialup users were used to dynamic addresses but they are not the norm. RFC 3041 discusses a similar problem for IPv6. Most of the discussion applies to IPv4. I quote it: A more interesting case concerns always-on connections (e.g., cable modems, ISDN, DSL, etc.) that result in a home site using the same address for extended periods of time. This is a scenario that is just starting to become common in IPv4 and promises to become more of a concern as always-on internet connectivity becomes widely available. Although it might appear that changing an address regularly in such environments would be desirable to lessen privacy concerns, it should be noted that the network prefix portion of an address also serves as a constant identifier. > * Is Telia following agreed International and /or European standards > regarding IP addresses? It is not RIPE-NCC business to do anything about privacy issues.
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