At 04:05 PM 11/27/2001, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
You'd think that an ISP, cable-company or not, would tend to charge by
connection time rather than the number of IP addresses in use.
I see a longish thread about "so why does one need IPv6, there is in fact
no shortage of IP addresses, and IP addresses are not in fact a scarce
resource in the network today".
I see a longish thread about the fact that some cable companies apparently
are desperate to charge per IP address (something one can only do if IP
addresses are in fact a scarce resource) and want to nullify a technology
that might mask the scarceness of that resource.
It seems to me that these two can't both be true. IP Addresses cannot at
once be scarce enough to charge for and non-scarce enough that scarcity is
Does anyone else see something schizoid about this discussion?