Allocation of IP Addresses
michael at memra.com
Thu Mar 14 06:09:40 UTC 1996
On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, David R. Conrad wrote:
> I don't see the point. If you are going to propose using a reserved
> class A, why not use net 10?
The /16 would be reserved but not actually used. Then after a
probationary period if the ISP shows that they deserve the /16, then they
get to use it. If not, they lose it and have to continue running their
The /16's are reserved out of the old Class A space and nobody is 100%
sure that those addresses can be safely sliced and diced into longer
prefixes than /8. But this proposal ensures that when a /16 is released,
the ISP already has a NAT system in place and if we find out that
terrible things happen, they can just hook their NAT back up.
If it turns out that the old Class A is simply not globally usable, we
can still allocate it to companies to use behind a NAT so that only the
ISP's and NSP's need to deal with the mess on the global side.
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