a radical proposal (Re: protocols that don't meet the need...)

James R. Cutler james.cutler at consultant.com
Thu Feb 16 19:42:49 UTC 2006

Since meeting Yakov years ago, I have always tried to teach network 
designers to consider addressing and topology together.

It hasn't always worked.  Many don't care about network population 
estimates and demographics, some don't recognize those terms, and, a 
few just want enough Class C networks to get their job done for the day.


At 2/16/2006 10:41 AM -0800, David Meyer wrote:
         One of the first things I ever learned from Yakov (at the
         first IETF I ever attended):

           "Addressing can follow topology or topology can follow
            addressing. Choose one."

         He has since pointed out that this may not be strictly
         true when considering VPN technologies.


James R. Cutler
james.cutler at consultant.com
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