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Re: PI vs PA Address Space

  • From: David R Conrad
  • Date: Fri May 19 11:48:50 1995

>Why /18?  Is there reasoning or research behind this choice?

I'm not sure if there was any analytical justification (not sure how
you'd go about doing that with any sort of reality).  I believe it was
a compromise between the people who wanted /14 and /16 and the people
who wanted /19 or /24.

>In Danvers I believe the metric "implemented hosts per routing
>table entry" was mentioned.

Measured how?