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Re: 240/4

  • From: Brandon Galbraith
  • Date: Thu Oct 18 16:38:39 2007
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On 10/18/07, Alain Durand <[email protected]> wrote:

On 10/18/07 12:53 PM, "Jon Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote:

> I could see bits of 240/4 perhaps being of use to large cable companies
> for whom there just isn't enough 1918 space to address all their CPE
> gear...and/or they really want unique addressing so that if/when networks
> merge IP conflicts are avoided.

I do work for one of those "large cable companies" and no, 240/4 is not
useable for us either for the exact same reasons that you pointed out to
explain why 240/4 will not work in public space: there are just too many
devices that can't easily be upgraded.

   - Alain.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Comcast started moving to IPv6 addressing *because* they ran out of 10. space.

My 0.02: Hacking together IPv4 solutions involving retasking previously reserved address space simply delays the inevitable exhaustion of said address space.