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RE: Good quotes on importance of good network addressing

  • From: Irwin Lazar
  • Date: Mon Oct 07 14:06:52 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Francis [mailto:darkuncle@darkuncle.net]
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 10:56 AM
To: Stephane Bortzmeyer
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Good quotes on importance of good network addressing


On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 09:49:28AM +0200, bortzmeyer@gitoyen.net said:
> On Thursday 3 October 2002, at 12 h 23, 
> Scott Francis <darkuncle@darkuncle.net> wrote:
> 
> > Not sure how applicable it may be, but the OpenBSD FAQ has referenced
(since
> > at least 2.7) a paper called "Understanding IP Addressing" that I found
to =
> > be
> > pretty useful.
> >
http://www.3com.com/corpinfo/en_US/technology/tech_paper.jsp?DOC_ID=3D135
> > http://www.3com.com/other/pdfs/infra/corpinfo/en_US/501302.pdf
> 
> It seems quite old and not very practical :
> 
> * it never mentions RFC 1219,
> * it mentions IPv6 in a few words, without any practical considerations,
> * it explains the old classfull addressing first, instead of talking CIDR 
> right from the beginning.

have a look at Designing Addressing Architectures for Routing and Switching
by Howard Berkowitz.  You'll find analogies between IP addressing and the
Ming dynasty.

Irwin  




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