3) I think people do some of both. I think that if people can get static for the
same price, they will choose static over dynamic. I think that some
will even choose to use their dynamic to run tunnels where they
can get static. You can get free static tunnels for IPv6 today.
Experience from IPv4 suggests otherwise. We (as an ISP) normally hand
out dynamic IPv4 addresses to residential customers, and static IPv4
addresses to business customers.
- We have plenty of business customers who *want* dynamic addresses,
even if static is available as a standard part of their product.
- There are quite a few ISPs here that offer static IPv4 addresses to
residential customers. Those ISPs haven't captured the whole market,
So I completely disagree with the claim that (all) people will choose
static over dynamic if it is available at the same price. From my POV
the market here clearly wants both options - and both are available.
Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug () nethelp no