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Re: InterNIC - We put the "I" in incompetent.

  • From: Michael Handler
  • Date: Sun Mar 14 15:18:30 1999

Michael Dillon <[email protected]> writes:

> > Michael, you should know better than that.  I do not see a subnet mask on
> > these IP addresses.  There is nothing stopping a Network Operator from
> > making these /32s and putting them on different networks.
> Nothing except community consensus that it is a *BAD* thing to pollute the
> global routing table with lots of long prefixes.

Um, the point is that they're advertised *internally* as /32, and
*externally* as part of their larger aggregate. There's no need to
announce the addresses as /32s externally to have this scheme work.
We're using this at my place of employ already, and it works quite nicely.