Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Anthony Roberts nanog at arbitraryconstant.com
Mon Feb 2 23:30:00 CST 2009


> Let's face it - they're going to have to come up with much more creative
> $200/hour chucklehead consultants to burn through that much anytime soon.

It has been my experience that when you give someone a huge address space
to play with (eg 10/8), they start doing things like using bits in the
address as flags for things. Suddenly you find yourself using a prefix
that should enough for a decent sized country in a half-rack.

It's only slightly harder to imagine a /48 being wasted like that.

-Anthony




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