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Re: IP address fee??
On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 11:41:07AM -0500, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > > I'd bet most of the customers I deal with learned networking from OS > manuals or CCNA study books, all of which still teach classful > addressing as the primary method. All of the ones I work with use the > term "C" or "class C" to refer to a /24, and all are noticeably slower > when dealing with non-/24 masks. > > The point of communication is to get an idea across; if most of the > people you communicate with don't understand slash notation, then you > use terms they're familiar with even if they're imprecise or inaccurate. > > I think NANOG's ISP-centric membership may skew the perception of our > lexicon's state. Most network operators are not ISPs. And half the internet's users type "u r kewl", and think that ethernet is a broadband connection. Just because a misconception is popular doesn't mean we should indulge it. :) Think of it as a public service, if you make an effort to say "/24", and someone asks and you explain it, thats one less confused person circulating around teaching others. -- Richard A Steenbergen <email@example.com> http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras PGP Key ID: 0x138EA177 (67 29 D7 BC E8 18 3E DA B2 46 B3 D8 14 36 FE B6)