[ppml] Does ARIN ensure (guarantee) "routability" now ?
JimFleming at ameritech.net
Wed Oct 2 13:55:06 EDT 2002
Does ARIN ensure (guarantee) "routability" now ?
Also, note APIPA address space which some claim is not routable.
"reserved especially for Microsoft. The IP address range is 169.254.0.1 through 169.254.255.254"
Apple and Microsoft just started using it, without the need for an IANA...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mury" <mury at goldengate.net>
To: "George Cottay" <cottay at qconline.com>
Cc: <ppml at arin.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9
> The only reasons I can think of that someone would want private
> (non-public) but yet non-routable space would be for uses not
> Internet/LAN/WAN related. And that isn't our problem, nor ARIN's
> But I've been accused of being a slow-thinker before, so I'm curiously
> waiting for the answer.
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, George Cottay wrote:
> > Well, the time has come for me to confess ignorance and possible
> > inattention.
> > I'm confused by discussion here about needs for non-routed IP's other
> > than the present 10, 172, and 192 space already reserved. Especially
> > given the size of the 10.0.0.0/8, I cannot for the life of me imagine an
> > organization needing more. Even if one were to divide on the basis of
> > the old class C, that leaves upwards of 65,000 possible subnets with
> > which to play.
> > I'm even more confused by mention of a need for public addresses that
> > are not routed. I thought routing was the most significant difference
> > between public and private space.
> > Is anyone inclined to explain?
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