Removing CIDR references (Was: Re: cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install chapter.sgml)

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Dec 6 18:07:50 UTC 2006

[ Moving to -doc ]

Niclas Zeising wrote:

> Maybe we should mention somewhere that the old class A/B/C networks
> have been obsoleted by CDIR

It's probably worth having a brief paragraph about this if someone
wants to write one up.

> and not simply remove all references to it.

The terminology is over a decade obsolete. Continuing to refer to it
makes us look silly.

> I also think we should explain a bit about how CDIR works, as
> someone suggested. You can also point people to
> which
> explains a lot about CDIR, subnetting and whatnot.

Good suggestion, if someone wants to write it up. :)



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