William B. Norton wrote:
Interstingly enough, there was a recommendation at one point to have DHCP
address assignment free, but charge $3 for a piece of paper with a static
Then someone else suggested a competitive market model was needed, with
multiple static-IP-address-on-paper vendors to allow the market to produce
the most efficient paper static address producers. A fraction of the
$3/address would then go into an allocation fund. This allocation fund
(until congress gets involved) would be then be used to lower the cost of
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