max. prefix length

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Fri Apr 26 21:47:00 UTC 1996


> The absolute limit is a /32.

Well, not always.

From: Mark Kosters <markk at internic.net>
Subject: Re: IP request
To: randy at psg.com (Randy Bush)
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 15:07:47 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: geertj at ripe.net, davidc at apnic.net, kimh at internic.net

Congratulations - you are now a proud owner of 255.255.255.255.0/33.999787334
(registered on a pentium BTW). 

This unique address is considered routable to all reaches of the Internet.
If not, you should flame the providers that will not announce your route
and tell them to acquire new routing technology.

>  1a.  Sponsoring Organization: NSF
>  1b.  Contact name (Lastname, Firstname): Goldstein, Steven
>  1c.  Contact title: Program Director, Interagency & International
>       Networking Coordination
>  1d.  Mail Address : 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1175
>                      Arlington, VA  22230
>  1e.  Phone : +1-703-306-1949 x1119
>  1f.  Net mailbox : sgoldste at nsf.gov
>  1g.  NIC handle (if known):
> 
>  2a.  NIC handle (if known): RB366
>  2b.  Technical POC name (Lastname, Firstname):
>  2c.  Technical POC title:
>  2d.  Mail address :
>  2e.  Phone :
>  2f.  Net Mailbox :
> 
>  3.  Network name: PC-SATIRE
> 
>  4a.  Postal address for main/headquarters network site:
>     9501 SW Westhaven
>     Portland, OR 97225
> 
>  4b.  Name of Organization:  PSGnet
> 
>  6a. Initially:            1/2
>  6b. Within one year:      1/2
>  6c. Within two years:     1/2
>  6d. Within five years:    1/2
> 
> Subnet/Segment Information
> --------------------------
> 
>  6e. Initially:            -1
>  6f. Within one year:      -1
>  6g. Within two years:     -1
>  6h. Within five years:    -1
> 
>  7. Reason: a /33 will be all that is needed, it's a Pentium
> 
>  8. Type of network: politically correct
> 
>  9. Purpose: satire



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