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RE: ip addresses

>How do you apply IPs via DHCP anyway?
	We provide wireless high speed internet. The customers have a cable modem
in their home that connects to an antenna on their roof.  It is a microwave
signal to our tower, that gets translated into ethernet in our tower hut, we
then have a linux box running DHCPD right before the customer hits the
router.  They must give us their mac address and we place that in the
DHCPD.CONF file and allow only known hosts.

-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Coker [mailto:russell@coker.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 10:52 AM
To: Jamie Bumsted; debian-isp@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: ip addresses

On Mon, 07 Aug 2000, Jamie Bumsted wrote:
>Hi all!
>Just wondering what most people do for customer IP addresses.  I am new to
>the ISP business and the system that I have taken over assigns routable
>to customers via DHCP.  I was just wondering if anyone used private IP's
>applied NAT to their customers or if that can even be done.

Sure, NAT is easy to apply to customers.  But it is a lower quality of
service (they can't run servers, and custom programs may not work through
NAT).  If they have an implied contract which involves real IP addresses
applying NAT to them would be a breach of contract.

I have worked for ISPs that offer various types of service, some of which
NAT.  At one ISP they paid more because it was part of a service to protect
users from accessing pr0n sites.  ;)

How do you apply IPs via DHCP anyway?

My current location - X marks the spot.

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