Did Internap lose all clue?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Oct 20 19:39:51 CDT 2011


On 10/20/2011 4:03 PM, Ryan Rawdon wrote:
> "You should expect<our prefix>.1 to respond to ping and such, but not 2<our prefix>.0 as that is only capable of representing a subnet and not a network interface of any kind, or any machine, at all"

Honestly, though. Can you blame them in this case? Given the lack of 
insight into your network, I also might question your numbering system 
(given the number of people who use .0 and .255 in /24 Ethernet 
segments). Although, there are still perfectly good reasons never to use 
.0 or .255 in production networks, even if it does work most of the time.

I just finished griping at some vendors for using .0/31 on the first ptp 
link. Sure, it works, it might always work, but I'll be mighty pissed 
when I have to renumber core interfaces because some stupid software 
program freaks about it. I can live with 126 ptp links per /24 in 1918 
space of all things.

Jack



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