On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 12:06:26PM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
I get renumbered in IPv4 today.
I suspect there is probably a question of scale here.
I wouldn't be surprised that a small home network with a limited
number of subnets and systems could be automatically renumbered.
I would be surprised if a network of any appreciable size could be.
Particularly one that has non-trivial relationships with other networks.
How many subnets and devices are there on the network you
The point was to demonstrate that it can be done.
It just requires people to be willing to do this.
On a home network you do most of the things by hand.
In a enterprise you use a network management station
to do the work for you. Having that management station
send out notifications to third parties is really not
a big ask.
interestingly, some software vendors ship w/ license
keys tied to IP addresses... particularly for enterprise
level stuff. not so easy to update in my experience.
then there is the thorny DNS problem of updating the
root hints file. If DNS is so automated, why is this
still a big problem? (noting that the legacy address
for "B" is still getting 300qps, nearly three YEARS
after it was turned down)
David is correct, scale does have its own set of renumbering
problems. While i believe you, i think your confidence
is based on some naieve assumptions.
Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or otherwise).
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