[arin-ppml] CIDR v2.0

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Wed Sep 17 09:15:02 EDT 2008

^2 is in use because that is the architecture the hardware runs on.  The
routers and computers are binary machines.  From the routers point of view
things like octal and hex or even decimal don't exist, they are just
notations representing binary to make it more useable for we limited humans.
"digital" is based on two digits, not ten.

I am sure that if someone wants to build a production computer that uses
base-8 or even decimal instead of binary the world will be thrilled, but I
haven't seen any evidence of viable many-state quantum logic yet. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Iljitsch van Beijnum
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:21 AM
> To: Joe Maimon
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] CIDR v2.0
> On 17 sep 2008, at 3:03, Joe Maimon wrote:
> > This is a joke, right?
> No. I think it's a good way to free up address space that 
> would otherwise go to waste because of the need to use power 
> of two address blocks. Not that I think it's going to happen 
> anytime soon... Just like with any problem, the issue isn't 
> finding a solution, but paying the price.
> > Arent you of the ipv6 do or die persuasion?
> IPv6 is the way forward. But even if you run IPv6, you can't turn off
> IPv4 just yet so we collectively need to figure out what to 
> do with it until we can.
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