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Re: Draft internic ip allocation doc

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Thu May 18 15:48:38 1995
  • Posted-date: Thu, 18 May 1995 06:38:44 -0700 (PDT)

>    No, I think he means longer. IN-ADDR.ARPA can only be delegated on octet
>    boundaries, so IN-ADDR for /16 and shorter prefixes will be delegated in /16
>    chunks. IN-ADDR for prefixes longer than /16 must still be maintained by the
>    root, since they cannot be delegated.
> this is a very bad thing, since it forces an ip NETWORK provider also
> to deal with the DNS of its customers, not just to assign a pointer to
> their DNS.
> when is this problem solved?  with ipv6?

No, the problem is solved, just not widely deployed.  There is no requirement
to delegate on octet bounds anymore.