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Re: IP address fee??

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Thu Sep 05 15:33:16 2002

Thus spake "Tony Tauber" <ttauber@genuity.net>
> On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 01:36:27PM -0400, Derek Samford wrote:
> > > Shane,
> > >             There is a practice on that (At least here.).
> > >             Generally we provide a Class C to our customers at no
> > >             additional charge, but we have
> >
> > Why in this day and age, 9 years after the invention of CIDR, are we
> > still refering to "class C"'s?
>
> At least as importantly, why do 254 addresses get provided where the
> actual need might not warrant that quantity?

Because ARIN doesn't verify end-users actually need all the addresses SWIPed to
them, and the more addresses an ISP SWIPs, the lower the cost per address and
the easier it is to get more.

There is at least one provider which assigns a /23 to each customer circuit even
if the customer has their own IP space.  I was unable to get a reasonable
explanation other than "policy".

S





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