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Re: 214/8 and 215/8

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Thu Nov 01 11:45:17 2001

> 
> 
> | These were delegated on the return of nets 49 and 50, along w/ about a 
> | /9 of mixed /16 and /24 space. e.g. an overall reduction in the
> | amount of space.  Jon Postel, as the IANA, approved the transfers.
> | At that time, ARIN did not have control over legacy delegations.
> 
> So I seem to be missing something that keeps me from understanding this -- 
> why didn't they just turn off the /9 of mixed /16 and /24 space and
> keep the two pre-existing historical class-As, which would have more
> fully followed the BCPs?
> 
> 	Sean.
> 

	legecy hardware/software.  Fully classless kit was just becoming
	common at the time. (cisco did not support it across the product line)
	
--bill




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