Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at niif.hu
Tue May 5 02:07:54 CDT 2009

On Mon, 4 May 2009, Ricky Beam wrote:

> 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.

Blame IEEE. They claimed that for identifying network cards 64 bit ID will 
be used in th future.... (Already used in IEEE 1394)

> 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.)

I did not get any problem setting up any sunet length manually all the 
systems I tested.

Best Regards,
 		Janos Mohacsi

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