merry xmas

Jeroen Massar jeroen at
Wed Dec 24 20:35:30 UTC 2014

On 2014-12-24 20:06, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:38:18 +0100, Jeroen Massar said:
>> Thank you for wasting IPv4 space btw, that way IPv6 has to be there
>> earlier, and as you don't have IPv6 yet, good luck with your business ;)
> Feeling a tad grinchly, are we? :)
> 'whois' reports this:
> % Information related to ''
> route:
> descr:          Tiscali UK Limited
> Feel free to explain how we can *sanely* reclaim a single /24 from a /17
> without it looking like a hijacking.

Why would one bother with IPv4?

Just start using IPv6, that IPv4 stuff will disappear over the next few
decades by itself.

> Now, *that* would be a really nice holiday gift to the net.

A /17 would only last a few moments, not worth the effort of recovering
it. Though indeed the reason why CGNs are being deployed is so that the
business parts of the same company can charge extra for public IPv4s.

On 2014-12-24 20:21, Ken Chase wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 07:38:18PM +0100, Jeroen Massar said:
>   >Welcome to the end of 2014.
> Yes, I know, fakeroute has been around a while (so has das
> blinkenlights, but I still find both cute. <must resist
> the BOFH jadedness>
> Though it has been a longwhile since anyone forwarded me DECWARS...
> /* fakeroute (c) 1996 Julian Assange <proff at> */

Interesting, I did remember rotorouter[1] and check the below url for
what the reply to that was, the above one. Funny, seems that mr.Assange
did something semi-useful with computers back then *wink* ;)

That trick does not help in setting the reverses though as one does not
control them; though one could possibly find all the 'sentences' in
reverses around the net and reorder them into something coherent...



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