was bogon filters, now "Brief Segue on 1918"

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Aug 6 11:06:22 CDT 2008


On Aug 6, 2008, at 7:44 AM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> Darden, Patrick S. wrote:
>> Most private networks start at the bottom and work up: 192.168.0.X++,
>> 10.0.0.X++, etc.  This makes
>> any internetworking (ptp, vpn, etc.) ridiculously difficult.  I've  
>> seen
>> a lot of hack jobs
>> using NAT to get around this.  Ugly.
>
> Well, you can always do what one of the companies I work with does:  
> allocate from 42.0.0.0/8 for networks that might need to  
> interoperate with 1918 space and hope that it is "forever" before we  
> run so low on IPv4 space that 42.0.0.0/8 needs to be taken out of  
> reserved status.
>
> How many more weeks is "forever" now?

Personally, I'd like to see such numbers put on a list for ICANN to give
priority to in their next RIR distribution.

Owen





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