[Cerowrt-devel] Wicked OT: netblock

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 15:13:01 EDT 2018

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:09 PM <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:53:21 -0700, Dave Taht said:
> > An attempt to make "E" useful died a decade ago:
> > https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-fuller-240space-02
> >
> > Still, it would be a better world with 268m more routable ips in it,
> > wouldn't it?
> Not really.  That ship sailed long ago - class E space is effectively useless
> until a large percentage of systems are upgraded to support it.  And if you're
> going to be upgrading all the CPE and ISP hardware/software *anyhow*, you may
> as well enable and use IPv6 and get a lot more than 268M routable addresses for
> the effort.

the thing really POing me is not getting static ipv6 addrs. ipv4 nat
is useful for internal services. Until that day I can get a ipv6/48 PI
from comcast I'm gonna be unhappy.

> And its presence in bogon lists will make it quite the whack-a-mole challenge.
> Those of us who have been around for a while can remember all the fun when 8/8
> and 12/8 were no longer bogons.  And the net was a lot smaller then, with a lot
> fewer moles that needed whacking.

what worked for 8 was to put some essential services on it, eventually.


Dave Täht
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