[e2e] Addressing format...network and mask

Alok Dube alok.dube at apara.com
Thu Dec 4 01:26:41 PST 2003

> > why do I have to stick to "bit boundaries"?
> >
> > they are meant for routers to lookup faster
> They are the definition of Internet routes as well.

yes....but its the prefix we care about...the masks are just there to make
the FT guys happy.

> The result (and the problem) is that you end up with nondeterministic
> routing, unless you define a different (non-Internet) tie-breaker, e.g.,
> smallest range AND lowest start-of-range. I.e., redefine Internet
> forwarding.

so given that as working, i could still pass start IP and end IP of the

its still backward compatible...incase one was to propogate subnets, one
could still use the 1st and last made from the mask and build the tree...

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