Did Internap lose all clue?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Oct 20 20:16:13 CDT 2011


On 10/20/2011 8:08 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> Yes, it's possibly foolish to allocate x.y.z.0 or .255. But saying 
> that that x.y.z.0 is *not* *capable* of representing an interface is 
> demonstrating a dangerous lack of knowledge. There's several totally 
> legal .0 and .255 addresses in each /22 subnet, and yes people *do* 
> use /22 subnets. Unfortunately, we're still stuck with "Don't use .0 
> or .255, 
Yeah, I quit using them in '98ish and never bothered trying again. Was 
annoying the first time I realized the dialup user wasn't working 
because they had a .0 or .255 address from the pool.

Of course, I've had more calls from people asking why they don't work 
when they aren't supposed to work. :)

> because there are *still* people out there who don't understand CIDR 
> and will hassle you about it"... What really sucks is when the 
> CIDR-challenged people are hassling you indirectly via the code they 
> write... ;) 

Yeah, but at 2-4 addresses per /24, I really can't be bothered to yell 
at the coders. Easier to just not use them.

Jack



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