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Re: North America not interested in IP V6

  • From: alex
  • Date: Sat Aug 02 16:28:48 2003

> On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, Niels Bakker wrote:
> 
> >
> > [E.B. Dreger writes]
> > >> Assign unchanging IP address based on MAC address.  Done/done.
> >
> > * alex@yuriev.com (alex@yuriev.com) [Sat 02 Aug 2003, 20:28 CEST]:
> > > And quadrupple your techsupport costs? Thanks, but no thanks.
> >
> > For always assigning the same IP address to a customer?  Why would this
> > increase support costs?
> 
> especially done via dhcp... you could probably even automate getting new
> ips from a dynamic pool and slapping them into permanent assignments.

Rubbish.

If you do that, you lose all the benefits. Also, when a customer's
son/daugter/computer-expert-from-chubb-institute-friend does something and
it breaks your lovely system you will not just increase your tech support
costs, but also will lose the customer.

Alex





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