The Big Squeeze

Jim Jagielski jim at
Sun Mar 2 16:33:50 UTC 1997

Paul Ferguson wrote:
> At 10:48 AM 3/2/97 -0500, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >
> >It's the renumbering part that I think gives people the most
> >heartburn... By the time you get "big enough" to warrent your
> >own block, you've got at least 32 ClassCs of which, I'm betting,
> >at least 28 are "given" to LAN-connected customers. This is
> >a _major_ headache not only for the ISP to go thru but also a
> >major headache to force your customers to go thru. That is, what
> >I think, is what really is most painful; that by the time you
> >are big enough to have your own block, you're too big to want
> >to renumber: Catch 22
> >
> Que sera, sera. Renumbering is a fact of life.
> See: RFC1900, RFC2008, RFC2071.

Never said it wasn't a fact a life, just that it's a painful
one... And a disruptive one. Imagine the heartburn if a group with
simply one ClassB was required to totally renumber to another...

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services
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