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Mon May 4 18:43:12 CDT 2009
On 3 May 2009, at 05:20, James Hess wrote:
> A /62 takes care of that unusual case, no real need for a /56 for
> the average residential user; that's just excessive.
There are about 11 million /56s per person on the planet, we're not
about to run out. As there's nothing to conserve why follow the
conservative strategy implied by shifting to longer netmasks? Why not
stick with a regular scheme of escalating /64 -> /56 rather than an
irregular one of /64 -> /62 -> /56?
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