legacy /8

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Apr 2 19:14:14 CDT 2010


On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 03:25:22PM -0700, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> Cutler James R wrote:
> >I also just got a fresh box of popcorn.  I will sit by and wait 
> 
> I honestly am not trying to be a troll. It's just everytime I glance 
> over the IANA IPv4 Address Space Registry I feel rather annoyed about 
> all those /8s that were assigned back in the day without apparently 
> realising we might run out.

	its well to remember that when they got that space, the minimum
	allocation was a /8.  you couldn't get anything smaller because
	"classful" addressing wasn;t invented yet.  Only (much) later could
	you get "B" or "C" space... and after classful died in v4, we had
	CIDR.  IPv6 as effectively reindroduced classful addressing.

> Regards,
> Jeroen

--bill




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