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/31 Point-to-point bitmasks

Last updated on December 27, 2018

        <strong>When is it appropriate to use a /31 network in production</strong>, and is using them considered good practice?  On a point-to-point link, broadcasts shouldn't be required, so is there any compelling case for just using /31 over /30 as it seems /30s are still widely deployed and prevalent.
This has been defined by RFC 3021. Are there any use-cases for using a /31 other than to conserve address space? Does the introduction of /31s bring a new set of concerns that are not found in /30s? Are /31s generally only seen in public space, particularly for ISPs, or are they commonly used in private space too for both ISPs and Enterprises?

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