Randy Bush writes:
in response to Pete Resnick, who wrote:
Do you, or do you not, object to the proposed change that
changes the text from saying, "This space may be used just
as 1918 space" to "This space has limitations and cannot be
used as 1918 space"?
what silliness. it will be used as rfc 1918 space no matter
what the document
nine years ago i was in bologna and did a traceroute out. i
was surprised to find that the isp was using un-announced us
military space as rfc 1918 space internal to their network.
this turns out to be common.
any thought that this is not just adding to rfc 1918 is pure
In that I completely agree with what Randy is saying, the point
that needs to be made is that this should not be officially
sanctioned as RFC-1918 space -- no manufacturer or programmer
should treat this netblock the same.
If some fly-by-night company chooses to use it on their own,
well, then they have chosen to operate outside the bounds of
the best-principles - exactly the same as in Randy's example.
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