Re: Static IP addresses for Dial-up

Brian Carpenter CERN-CN <brian@dxcoms.cern.ch> Mon, 29 January 1996 11:49 UTC

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Subject: Re: Static IP addresses for Dial-up
To: peter@unipalm.pipex.com
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:15:32 +0100 (MET)
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From: Brian Carpenter CERN-CN <brian@dxcoms.cern.ch>
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Peter,

>--------- Text sent by Peter Dawe follows:
> 
> 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.

Regards,
	Brian Carpenter (IAB Chair)  (brian@dxcoms.cern.ch)
			 voice +41 22 767 4967, fax +41 22 767 7155