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Stéphane Bortzmeyer

Location: Paris (France)

I work at AFNIC (the registry of .fr domain names), in the R&D department, on, among other things, DNS, security, statistics.

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All IP Addresses Are Equal? "dot-zero" Addresses Are Less Equal
Stéphane Bortzmeyer — 03 Jul 2013

In theory, all IP addresses are the same, and you can allocate them at random without a problem. 192.168.1.2 is certainly not better or worse than 192.168.1.15, right? But, in practice, certain IP addresses are regarded as "special" by some implementations and do not yield the same user experience. This is the case for the "dot-zero", IPv4 addresses in which the last byte is zero.

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