.255 addresses still not usable after all these years?

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 20:11:13 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:16 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:08:47 EDT, David Hubbard said:
>> I remember back in the day of old hardware and operating
>> systems we'd intentionally avoid using .255 IP addresses
>> for anything even when the netmask on our side would have
>> made it fine, so I just thought I'd try it out for kicks
>> today.  From two of four ISP's it worked fine, from Verizon
>> FIOS and Road Runner commercial, it didn't.  So I guess
>> that old problem still lingers?
> RFC1519 is 15 years old now.  I *still* heard a trainer (in a Cisco
> class no less) mention class A/B/C in the last few months.  Some evil
> will obviously take generations to fully stamp out.
> Anybody from Verizon FIOS or RoadRunner care to explain why David is seeing
> an issue in 2008?

not from either, and hopefully david will follow back up with some of
his findings, but.. I'd bet dollars to donuts it's the ultra-crappy
CPE both vendors ship :(

go-go-actiontec (vol sends those out, god do they suck...)


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