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Re: Combining 4 C-class networks: how?

On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 02:33:58PM -0500, Bolan Meek wrote:
> Don't networking configuration tools default to using the "Classes"
> for computing netmasks, unless they are specified?

... and Ciscos default to using stupid proprietary protocols when you
set up a circuit.  How are stupid defaults relevant?

Yes, many people still talk about classes as if they exist (in fact
some providers still filter backbone routes with classful assumptions.
Bad.  Bad).  Some people talk about the earth being flat or mourn the
passing of horse-drawn carriages.  The simple fact is that CIDR
notation (variable length subnet addressing) is the STANDARD.  Anyone
who tells you otherwise is selling something (or worse, running RIP


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