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lucy24 - 3:22 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
The problem with the EURO IP assignments is that the procedures are vastly different than their NA counterparts as to the definition and application of "dynamic IP's".
Not even unique to Europe :( My IP has bits of, I think, 67, 69 and 71. So if there is a power outage, or I deliberately turn off the modem, I am likely to find myself in an entirely different A range. And I've currently got a Canadian specimen of those users who open a page in a back tab, forget all about it and therefore reload every time they open the browser. So far they've stayed in the same A, but last time I looked, they'd hippity-hopped to a whole new B. Non-contiguous, at that. The intervening B's are in a different part of the province.
Now, if you had a version of your widgets that worked with sled dogs, you'd be sitting pretty. Some of those satellite addresses go right down to /30 and stay there. Not like the southern version that can change IP in the middle of a download.
It's a real PITA to break a class A down to a small Class D range and generally involves four lines, and then have it change to either a different Class A or B within a few hours.