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RE: IP address fee??
Just because I'm tired of this, it's mostly due to customer work. I learned CIDR first and foremost. I payed near no attention to Classful addressing. I just am in the habit, in particular, of saying Class C instead of /24. Any other block I use the CIDR notation, and then still have to explain how many this is. I cannot believe that everyone is really being this ridiculous. Can you all let this thread die. Yes, we should refer to everything as CIDR. No, 90% of our clients don't understand that. Yes, sometimes that carries over into tech conversations. Enough. Derek > -----Original Message----- > From: Joe Abley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 10:01 AM > To: Stephen Sprunk > Cc: Richard A Steenbergen; Derek Samford; 'Owens, Shane (EPIK.ORL)'; > email@example.com > Subject: Re: IP address fee?? > > On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 01:13:27PM -0500, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > > Because "Cee" is easier to pronounce than "slash twenty-four". Ease of > use > > trumps open standards yet again :) > > Nobody was talking. "/24" is easier to type than "class C". No > trumps! Everybody loses! > > How many people learn about networks from certification courses or > in school, anyway? It was always my impression that people learnt > mainly by listening to other people. > > If networking on the front lines is an informal oral tradition more > than it is a taught science, then perhaps it's natural for obsolete > terminology to continue to be "taught" long after it stopped having > any relevance. > > > Joe