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Re: IP address fee??

  • From: Forrest W. Christian
  • Date: Fri Sep 06 02:20:16 2002

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> Why in this day and age, 9 years after the invention of CIDR, are we still
> refering to "class C"'s?

I submit that the comonly used definition of "Class C" has changed from
"An address in the class C range" to "a block of addresses aligned on a
/24 boundary".

My guess of the real underlying reason is that saying "I need a full class
C" or "I need a block of [4,8,16,32,64] addresses" seems to be a lot
easier to say in a clear fashion over the phone or in person than "I need
a slash-twentyfour".

- Forrest W. Christian (forrestc@imach.com) AC7DE
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