Classless delegation

Cricket Liu cricket at
Wed Oct 30 16:56:50 UTC 2002

Nate Campi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 03:26:34PM +0000, David Wilks wrote:
>> What is wrong with this approach for classless
>> delegation for smaller than class
>> C sub-nets?  This is so much simpler than
>> RFC2317.
> <snip>
> Nothing is wrong with this, and in fact many people do just this:
> [nate at slim:nate]$ nslookup
> Server:
> Address:
> Non-authoritative answer:
>    canonical name =
>    name =
> This is still a classless delegation, just not an example used in
> RFC2317. I personally think it's more visually appealing then the CIDR
> or range subdomains, but not as informative.

This is actually mentioned in section 5.2 of the RFC.


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