We (a small French company) had reserved an IPv4 /24 block (256 addresses) from RIPE-NCC, over 20 years ago, but never used it. Update: our assignment belongs to the "Provider Independent (PI) address space", similar to that for this nearby block 126.96.36.199/24.
We are given three options by RIPE-NCC:
- The end user of the resources will sign an End User Assignment Agreement with an LIR of their choice
- The end user will become a RIPE NCC member and sponsor the resources
- The end user no longer needs the resources and will return them to the RIPE NCC
We'd like to keep that IPv4 /24 block assignment, and most importantly start making actual use of it, I guess using option 1.
Our use relates to a number of low-traffic servers (some for M2M services, some web ones in development status) for which a static IP per server would seem quite handy. We currently share two static IPv4 (not from this block) assigned by two ISPs renting us SDSL boxes. We route to the appropriate server using non-standard ports for some servers, and
Host: http headers for web ones. We'd like an IPv4 per server, so as to be able to use standard ports, and route web traffic at the IP level. Also I hope this would ease setting-up our own SMTP ingoing and outgoing servers.
My understanding is that we'd need an ISP in our area, registered as a LIR by RIPE-NCC, that could route selected IPv4 in our block to the SDSL (or whatever) link it rents us. Is that correct? Is an arrangement of that kind common? How could I find such an ISP? So far, calls to our two ISPs basically ended in we don't offer that service, and emails to a number of other ISPs found in the list of LIR for France, at the contact address given there, have not been returned.
If that matters, the block lies in a much wider block assigned to RIPE-NCC, from which RIPE-NCC members somewhat are sub-assigned.
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: EU-ZZ-193-194-195 descr: European Regional Registry