[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: t-dsl

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 03:56:35AM -0500, Sean Richardson wrote:
> ... Apparently some of their initial customers
> were setting up home networks and not masking the machines behind a
> router(of whatever sort) and so their machines were each grabbing an IP
> address. This was quickly eating up their valuable address space. Well,
> rather than configure their end of the system so users could only get on
> address they just switched to PPPoe so they didn't even have to worry
> about it.

And how exactly would they "configure their end of the system so users
could only get one address" ?  Worked much with DSLAMs?  How about HFC
data modems?

Smart people *can* get IPs that haven't been assigned to them, and
it's a PITA to root them out.  PPPoE, while a hack, addresses this
concern for providers.  I wish we used it.

As the net becomes unfriendly, blame the idiots who force providers to
become unfriendly before you assume the provider is at fault.

Nathan Norman         "Eschew Obfuscation"          Network Engineer
GPG Key ID 1024D/51F98BB7            http://home.midco.net/~nnorman/
Key fingerprint = C5F4 A147 416C E0BF AB73  8BEF F0C8 255C 51F9 8BB7

Attachment: pgp09wVKRl_kO.pgp
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: