Comments on " Guidance in the Assignment of Internet Numbers"
Tue Jan 3 10:39:18 CET 1995
Daniel, Thanks for your detailed comments. I believe that we agree on the two goals of developping connectedness and using the address space reasonably. It may well be that the IAB praise connectedness above all, while down in the trenches you have fight off a number of unreasonable demands. There is one phrase in the example you give which rings a lot of alarm bells. "For technical reasons we cannot use VLSMs or subnetting." This is just unacceptable; the goal of connectedness cannot be achieved without supporting CIDR, i.e. both subnetting and supernetting. The reference to RFC 1466 in the draft already imply this technical requirement; it may be a good idea to explicitly restate it. Christian Huitema
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