Comments solicited: assignment of non-routed network numbers
jcurran at nic.near.net
Thu Jan 27 03:52:32 UTC 1994
] From: "Milo S. Medin" (NASA ARC NSI Office) <medin at nsipo.nasa.gov>
] Subject: Re: Comments solicited: assignment of non-routed network numbers
] Date: Wed, 26 Jan 94 19:42:21 -0800
] The point is to have well-known numbers assigned, that can be configured
] into martian filters, and if anyone ever tries to add it to some routing
] filter, people will immediately recognize it as bogus. It's a human factors
Likewise, if you let the people at each site just choose their "local"
network number, they may find out 5 months later that they need to talk
to hosts on the corresponding "real" network. By having agreed upon
network(s), sites don't have to worry about a need for connectivity to
the bona fide owner.
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