darrenoc at outlook.com
Thu Oct 18 15:22:22 UTC 2012
I would agree. I don't see it as a problem using it, but I was mainly wondering about what other people thought of using it.
And yes, it's nice to use as people are using RFC1918 addresses in their networks and you can be sure that 169.254.0.0/16 isn't used. At least until people do start using it and then you have the same overlapping problem again
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:18:56 -0400
> From: msa at latt.net
> To: darrenoc at outlook.com
> CC: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: 169.254.0.0/16
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 06:59:09PM +0100, Darren O'Connor wrote:
> > I've just set up a vpn tunnel to Amazon's AWS and as part of the config
> > they required me to configure to /30 tunnels using addressing from the
> > 169.254.0.0/16 space.
> Yeah, they do that for Direct Connect.
> > RFC3927 basically says that this address should only be used as a temp
> > measure until the interface has a proper private or public address.
> So? :)
> > So what's the consensus then? Is their a problem using this space as
> > link-local address for routers here and there (I mean we have 65K
> > addresses wasted in this block) or is it a strict no-no? And if no, why
> > is Amazon using it?
> RFCs are just paper. As for why they use it.. the common private
> use reserved blocks (10/8, 172.16/12, 192.168/16) are all in use
> internally in their customers networks. This is probably the easiest
> way to avoid addressing conflicts.
> Since these networks are all isolated, I don't see a great deal
> of harm in it (probably less than overlapping more commonly used private
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