[openstack-dev] [Neutron][IPAM] Uniqueness of subnets within a tenant

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 19:50:11 UTC 2015

On 03/20/2015 03:37 PM, Carl Baldwin wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is a question purely out of curiousity. Why is Neutron averse to the
>> concept of using tenants as natural ways of dividing up the cloud -- which
>> at its core means "multi-tenant", on-demand computing and networking?
>  From what I've heard others say both in this thread and privately to
> me, there are already a lot of cases where a tenant will use the same
> address range to stamp out identical topologies.  It occurred to me
> that we might even being doing this with our own gate infrastructure
> but I don't know for sure.
>> Is this just due to a lack of traditional use of the term in networking
>> literature? Or is this something more deep-grained (architecturally) than
>> that?
> We already have NAT serving as the natural divider between them and so
> there is no reason to create another artificial way of dividing them
> up which will force them to change their practices.  I've come to
> terms with this since my earlier replies to this thread.

OK, thanks for the info, Carl, appreciated.


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