On 20-jun-04, at 19:37, Hadmut Danisch wrote:
Have you tried using a hotelroom Ethernet
port or a WiFi network recently? I can't remember the last time I was
assigned something that looked like a "real" routable IP address, but
as a consumer of paid-for Internet service (that works) is there any
reason (apart from religion) that I should care??
Well, if you don't care that a soda is $6 and local calls from your
room are more expensive than international ones from your office, why
start here? But it's substandard service nonetheless.
That's currently a consequence of the shortage of IP addresses.
There is no shortage of IP addresses. There are still more than a
billion that have never been used.
However, there is a big policy/distribution problem, or in other words:
With IPv4 not every hotel or restaurant can have a Class-C address
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