Re: Estimating number of users with number of IPs

From: Adrian Bool <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 16:32:23 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu 11 Dec, Dancer wrote:
> Err...if they are doing static addressing (which is probably easier to deal
> with in the long run..chasing hackers, locating spammers, and so on)...

Not really, the other way round in fact, as the routing for static users
gets more and more frightening as the user base increases... For hackers
and spammers you have nice RADIUS accouting logs to trawl though if you
really need to. At the end of the day, you need to forward a lot more
packets than chase spammers..

> ..then X is one.

> If they're doing dynamic assignment, then X is any real number >0 and less
> than infinity.

Indeed :-), but often around 20...


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Received on Thu Dec 11 1997 - 08:42:57 MST

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