owen at delong.com
Mon May 16 14:50:44 EDT 2005
--On Monday, May 16, 2005 1:32 PM -0500 "Houle, Joseph D (Joe), CMO"
<jdhoule at att.com> wrote:
> I'm starting to get lost here. One doesn't "get" an address block
> unless one is willing to "manage addresses", right. Whether "get"
> means "assign" or "allocate". Dorm rooms don't get blocks, ports don't
> get blocks, students don't get blocks, single-offices don't get blocks,
> employees don't get blocks. (OK, so maybe there are exceptions to the
> "offices" and "employees" in a research or non-production environment).
> In general the IP infrastructure provider: corporate IT, university
> telecom, etc "gets" the block for the subnet, then end hosts
> "learn/picks" an address out of that block (likely via some form of auto
Your first 3 sentences are correct. After that, you embed unfounded
assumptions which don't work.
Dorm rooms don't get blocks, ports don't get blocks. Students, single
offices, employees, etc. may or may not get blocks depending on network
management policy, recipient request, recipient need, etc.
If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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