[arin-ppml] was -squatting. Why not use the /8 you already have?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 20 13:40:03 EDT 2019



> On May 18, 2019, at 2:39 AM, Töma Gavrichenkov <ximaera at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, May 18, 2019, 4:06 AM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
> You’ll also have to rewrite the linux kernel which treats all of 127.0.0.0/8 <http://127.0.0.0/8> as quasi-automatically configured on interface lo.
> 
> Yes, things like that are what's implied under "a substantial number of patches". But this particular one is probably the simplest case. OTOH embedded junk can be tricky in that regard.
> 
> --
> Töma

Yes and no… It’s simple until you think about the number of implementations in the wild that are actually making use of this “feature” in production for a variety fo interesting cases.

Owen

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