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Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP

Christian Berger Silver badge

Static IP addresses were standard with early ISPs, in fact there was a volunteer driven one in Germany which even allowed you to get your static IP no matter which dial-up number you were using.

There's a nice talk about that time:

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9034-bbss_and_early_internet_access_in_the_1990ies

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