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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: Dorian Kim
  • Date: Sat Jan 27 02:00:35 1996

On Sat, 27 Jan 1996, Alan Hannan wrote:

> ] Legacy equipment not being able to do that is something you can't do 
> ] anything about, but it's time vendors learned what CIDR is... 
>   Noone in the world complained that Windows 95 couldn't read apple IIe
>   diskettes.
>   Why should they complain when their antiquated equipment doesn't work in the
>   big I?

Because the Big I is supposed to be standards based, unlike Apples, 
oranges, and windows, and we evolve our standards, we should be making 
provisions for legacy equipments. 

Current equipment that do not work, however, have no excuses.