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Re: IP address fee??
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Joe Abley wrote: > 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. Well, maybe, if you define "listening to people" as "reading what people write". > 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. Actually, I would assume it to be the other way around: if you only communicate with people who are active in the field who are aware of all the new tricks, how are you going to learn about obsolete stuff? About classfulness: I think it's more relevant, even today, than many people like to admit. Why is it that I can type "network 192.0.2.0" in my Cisco BGP config and the box knows what I'm talking about, but "network 192.0.2.0/24" is no good? If it doesn't do anything else, at least IPv6 will get rid of this problem. Iljitsch van Beijnum