Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Mon May 4 16:43:13 CDT 2009


On Mon, 04 May 2009 17:03:31 -0400, Bill Stewart <nonobvious at gmail.com>  
wrote:
> When I came back, I found this ugly EUI-64 thing instead,
> so not only was autoconfiguration much uglier,
> but you needed a /56 instead of a /64 if you were going to subnet.
> Does anybody know why anybody thought it was a good idea
> to put the extra bits in the middle, or for IPv6 to adopt them?

"64bit MAC" -- which pretty much exists nowhere.  It's a repeat of the  
mistakes from IPv4's early days: CLASSFUL ROUTING.

I'm with you.  I wish vendors and spec designers would just get over it  
and let people subnet however they want.  If I want to set a network to be  
/96 or /120, I should be allowed to do so.  Yes, I know autoconfig will  
not work -- and I don't want it to.  I can make /31 IPv4 routes -- no  
router I've ever used complained about it. (that sends 2 addresses to one  
place; what happens in the place is not the router's concern.)




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