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Re: standards for giving out blocks of IP addresses
- From: Valdis.Kletnieks
- Date: Tue Jun 12 16:41:00 2001
On Tue, 12 Jun 2001 16:17:01 EDT, shsu@HydroOne.com said:
> Hi, is there a standard or a practice on how much IP addresses an ISP should
> provide to his/her client given that this client has bought only 2Mb of
> bandwidth and this client is an ISP?
Umm.. don't bother. Let's think this through. 2Mbits/sec of bandwidth
will only sustain about 40 56KB modems doing a simultaneous download.
Even adding in think time and the like, a /24 should be plenty wide enough.
The *BIG* question is how the ISP intends to make any money at that scale.
Figuring even a 10X overcommitment, that's 400 customers at $20/mo or so,
for an inbound cash flow of only $8K/month, with which they get to pay their
bandwidth charge, their tech support, and everything else.
I wish them luck.
Operating Systems Analyst
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