On Fri Aug 24 01:48:00 2007, David Conrad wrote:
I'll take ease in renumbering over application transparency for
I find this confusing as a concern - how often do you renumber?
How often do you want to change service providers?
Well, I have a pretty good one, so not often. But even if I did, I'd
still have three further answers:
1) If my network was sufficiently huge and mission-critical, I'd have
multiple upstreams and an AS.
2) If my network runs public services, then renumbering is still
painful, since my externally facing address[es] - those that I run
the service from - are changed.
3) I change network provider less often than I talk to my mother.
(Using Jingle/XMPP, a protocol which doesn't require, but certainly
benefits from, network transparency and direct addressing).
I'm honestly struggling to see what the issue is here. I certainly
agree that renumering is a pain, but I don't follow why renumbering
is so significantly painful that it's worth breaking the network for.
I'm not saying it isn't, I just can't see how it is, and would
appreciate some enlightenment.
Dave Cridland - mailto:dave(_at_)cridland(_dot_)net -
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