History of 4.2.2.2. What's the story?

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Sun Feb 14 16:17:12 CST 2010


In message <182E6E76-F12A-41D9-800A-E5E40F3C3B7D at direwolf.com>, John Orthoefer 
writes:
> Genuity/GTEI/Planet/BBN owned 4/8.  Brett went looking for an IP that =
> was simple to remember, I think 4.4.4.4 was in use by neteng already.  =
> But it was picked to be easy to remember, I think jhawk had put a hold =
> on the 4.2.2.0/24 block, we got/grabbed 3 address 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, and =
> 4.2.2.3 so people had 3 address to go to.    At the time people had =
> issues with just using a single resolver.  We also had issues with both =
> users and registers since clearly they aren't geographically diverse, =
> trying to explain routing tricks to people KNOW all IPs come in and are =
> routed as Class A/B/C blocks is hard.

I don't care what internal routing tricks are used, they are still
under the *one* external route and as such subject to single points
of failure and as such don't have enough independence.

Mark
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