Static IP addresses for Dial-up


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Demon Internet Services provide an IP address for every dial-up
customer. Most other ISPs have taken the view that this is a waste of
valuable IP space and allocate IP addresses dynamically.

How should our industry respond to ISPs who behave selfishly and do
not take into account the good of the network?

Peter Dawe
Unipalm PIPEX
1. Speaking as IAB chair, I must state that the IAB has absolutely
no role to play in answering your question. Operational/commercial
issues are outside our mandate, whatever we might feel.

2. However, even without an IAB discussion, I can tell you that
we are in favour of technology that conserves address space and
facilitates renumbering.

  Brian Carpenter (IAB Chair) (
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