[[lug] DSL, static IPs and the hunt for red october.]

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Fri Aug 25 10:27:03 MDT 2000

On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 07:45:14AM -0600, Duke Smith wrote:
>provided services. This amounts to $768 per 256 (a class-C block),
>the usual charge for which is $35 / yr. Hence, ((768 / 35) * 100) ->

Where do you get this charge of $35 per year?  That's what some
Registration Service Providers charge for a *DOMAIN*, but of course
RSPs have nothing to do with the allocation of IPs.

Do enlighten us, where is it you can get a /24 block for $35
per year.

It sounds like you simply forgot to prefix your message with
"back in the good old days".  Sure, back 7 or 8 years ago they
weren't giving out anything smaller than a /24 block, and both
the IPs and the domain name you'd usually put on it were *FREE*.
But comparing the current charges for IPs against what you had
to pay to get them back in the ancient times isn't really fair,
is it?  A loaf of bread used to be a nickle, but what bearing
does that have on our lives today?

Sure, you can get an ASN and apply with ARIN to get some portable
addresses.  Expect the request to be turned down if they find you're
running a DSL line though.  The average person doesn't apply for an
ASN, run BGP, etc.

If it's so easy to get a /24 for $35, why are you being so vague
about how you do it?  By all means, show us a web page or something
you can put your $35 in and get a /24 out.

>(generally, not us, but ISP stockholders). Hence, your comments are, as you
> intimate below, (inimitably) superfluous.

Uh huh.  Give it a break.  Trying so hard to be inflamatory tends to
undermine your point.

 Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
                 -- Seymore Cray, on virtual memory
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python

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