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Re: Whoa; the 3 network?

  • From: Eric Osborne
  • Date: Tue Dec 23 21:58:12 1997

> How then can you justify needing more than a single Class-B, or at most two
> or three worldwide?  

I recall seeing a comment about using the public Internet as private data 
transfer.  Since the smallest prefix you can advertise on the Internet is /24,
that breaks up the aforementioned Class B into 256 blocks.  Given that GTE 
(or any large corporation) is likely is divide its remote offices up in 
headcounts of 254, there's room for inefficiency there.  I could easily see
a use for _at least_ 4 Class B's, if not more.