NeXT Default Network
jako.andras at eik.bme.hu
Wed Nov 28 01:34:37 UTC 2007
Fred, Brandon, Spiro,
Thanks for all your answers.
> operating system called NextStep. It sounds like they came up with a variety
> of site-local address pre-RFC1918 and pre-RFC3927 that did something similar
> to RFC 3927 addresses.
That's it. 220.127.116.11/24 is often used in examples, but I also found in
the "Automatic Host Addition" chapter of
http://www.levenez.com/NeXTSTEP/netinfo_user_guide.pdf the following:
"The second property, configuration_ipaddr, is required and specifies the
address that must not be allocated by nibootpd. This address is in fact
the address that NeXT uses to identify a new workstation temporarily
during the boot process. It should always be set to 18.104.22.168
It looks like this /24 is (was) a must for their "Automatic Host Addition"
process. So now I see how this prefix got into Barry's list.
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