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Re: North America not interested in IP V6
From: Niels Bakker <niels=nanog () bakker net>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 22:48:00 +0200


* alex () yuriev com (alex () yuriev com) [Sat 02 Aug 2003, 22:43 CEST]:
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. 

I have already stated in another mail that the situation you describe
above is indeed undesirable, and in such an environment the use of DHCP
may not be recommendable if business continuity is deserved.

I'd prefer not to continue to harp on this subject any further as I
consider us (you, me, Chris Marrow, others) in agreement on it.

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.

        -- Niels.

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