was bogon filters, now "Brief Segue on 1918"

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Aug 7 14:28:26 CDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 01:47:02PM -0400, Patrick Darden wrote:
> I've always enjoyed your posts Michael.  You are obviously an expert, 
> with no patience for idiocy, and you always go for the throat and try to 
> hurt the other person as much as you can.  Your messages are always very 
> entertaining.

You really think Michael is malicious in his intent?

You've spent a whole lot of time paying now attention around here,
haven't you?

> As far as companies that design their own networks so they have trouble 
> interoperating with themselves--well, bummer for them.  I bet they wish 
> they had done their design more efficiently instead of making "large 
> sprawling" networks with plenty of room for growth for soda machines.  
> Because you just can't assign enough IP address space for your soda 
> machines.
> "Cute sound bites does (sic) not make you an expert in anything. "  I 
> agree with this too.   But just because it's cute, doesn't mean it's wrong.

No, cute soundbites don't make you an expert.

But in this case, Dillon's right, and you're wrong: your attempt to
trivialize the specific issue on point (allocation within the 1918
space internal to a company network) by implying that the only reasons
to do it the way he suggests amount to "leaving space for soda
machines" only proves in public that you don't know what you're talking

As randy would put it, I encourage my competitors to hire you to
architect their WANs.

-- jra
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