FYI: 31-bits draft

Danny McPherson danny at
Thu Jul 13 11:01:53 EDT 2000

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	Title		: Using 31-Bit Prefixes on IPv4 Point-to-Point Links
	Author(s)	: A. Retana, R. White, V. Fuller, D. McPherson
	Filename	: draft-retana-31bits-01.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 12-Jul-00
With ever-increasing pressure to conserve IP address space on the
Internet, it makes sense to consider where relatively minor changes
can be made to fielded practice to improve numbering efficiency. One
such change, proposed by this document, is to halve the amount of
address space assigned to point-to-point links (common throughout the
Internet infrastructure) by allowing the use of 31-bit subnet masks
in a very limited way.

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