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    65,536 Filter Decisions [0]=OFF [1]=ON
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 20 2004, @06:08AM (#13412)
    It only takes 65,536 Filter Decisions to decide on whether sub-nets such as should be routed.

    route add -net netmask gw ... ...

    If you take one bit with a value of [0] or [1], then it takes 8K or 8,192 bytes to send a map of filter bits to all of the IPv4 routing devices to condition them.

    On the Broadband, always-on, Internet, where wealthy subscribers pay a premium, that 8K of information can be sent to all of the users in a few seconds.

    Marking large blocks as being part of the Broadband, always-on, Internet or not part of it is easy via software. The .TRAVEL and .XXX TLDs may end up "existing" on that Broadband, always-on, Internet for years, for the pleasure of those subscribers. Geeks on dial-ups and other off-line systems can jump up and down about .TRAVEL and .XXX not existing, but, for the Broadband, always-on, Internet users, they will be hard to persuade.

    If Geeks want to see how far they get, they might want to run down to the local grocery store, wearing their underware outside of their jeans, and run up and down the aisles telling everyone that .TRAVEL and .XXX do not exist. See if any of the shoppers listen. Better yet, subscribe to some of the .TRAVEL and .XXX forums and tell all of the people there, that they do not exist.
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    When Address Space is RECLAIMED, there is plenty
    by Anonymous on Tuesday April 20 2004, @06:37AM (#13413)
    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/ietf/Current/msg 24920.html

    I was wondering if there are any plans to change the status of the class E address space ( -

    Currently, there are approximately 221 usable /8s: classes A (125), B (64) and C (32). (, and aren't usable at this time.) Adding 16 /8s from class E space would increase this by 7%, and increase the unused address space with something like 20%.

    However, it's almost certain that there are implementations out there that won't accept as regular unicast address space. So if we want to be able to use class E space as such, it is imperative that we announce this a *very* long time in advance.

    Two other possible uses:

    It seems that there are now organizations who want/need more private address space than is available as per RFC 1918. Using class E space for this would make a lot of sense as this allows for a lot of private space without sacrificing usable unicast space.

    In large networks, a lot of address space is used up and/or fragmented for point to point links and other infrastructure use. Using class E space for this could be a good compromise between using regular unicast space on the one hand or RFC 1918 space on the other hand.


    And is there a wg that deals / should deal with this issue?
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