On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 02:26:52AM +0000, Andy Linton wrote:
Who do you propose will pay the end users for the pain
costs involved? The ISPs have the easy part of this renumbering. I
don't see people renumbering because it's the right thing to do.
They'll do it because they have to e.g. when they move ISP.
If, for whatever reason, it was decided a clean up of NZ address
space was required, and everyone is given new numbers and a date by
which they need to renumber by - then provided the time frame is
reasonable, I don't see a problem, provided everyone does their own
The biggest renumbering headache I've seen is usually because of M$
crap, because you have to go through the painful process of click,
point, click, type, point, type, point, type, etc. to change a single
address - and if the box has 500 or so, ouch.
Having all of NZ renumber is drastic (to say the least) and I don't
seriously expect APNIC or indeed many other people will entertain
this idea, but it still should be possible for people to attempt to
aggregate their networks more efficiently. People know where the are
small /24 holes in the address space, and they could make efforts to
reclaim this space - which I think is only reasonable.
However, that said, I'm sure many people when asked to do this will
say, 'go away' - these a MY numbers or something similar.
Renumbering isn't trivial - but it not rocket science either...
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