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Re: North America not interested in IP V6
From: alex () yuriev com
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 16:51:29 -0400 (EDT)
`Your' Internet not working is completely orthogonal to my use of DHCP.
What happens to the previous address? Does it get returned to the cusotmer
after his/hers DNS stops working? He does not know that the "Static" address
that the provider is advertising is as static as the piece of hardware that
connects him/her to the provider. Remember, the vast majority of people,
including those who happen work in some levels of this industry, dont know
what a MAC address is etc.
At what point the automated system will smell something as fishy? Would that
happen if it sees ten different MAC addresses within a day? Two days? Three
There is a higher cost to provide the static address service. Giving it for
free makes no sense. There is a much smaller cost to provide dynamic address
service, which tends to be built into the provice of the product.