cidr & livingston (was Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations)

Russ Pagenkopf russ at
Sat Jan 27 19:08:45 UTC 1996

On Sat, 27 Jan 1996, Avi Freedman wrote:
> > I can't speak for Matthew, but many smallish ISPs have legacy /24
> > allocations from using Livingston Portmasters and IRXes before they
> > could do CIDR (I *think* they solved that problem, but I don't know
> > for sure).
> I think the problem was with variable-sized subnets within a /24, not
> with subnetting at all, but I could be wrong.

The problem with Livingstons is not that you cannot subnet, but that you 
cannot variably subnet as noted by Avi above.

rus (who runs nothing but Livingston and wishes he could do variable 
length subnetting)

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