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[Discuss] selecting a subnet

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 09:17:24AM -0400, Bill Horne wrote:
> On Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:57:19 PM Derek Martin wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 04:04:12PM -0400, Stephen Adler wrote:
> > > I'm setting up a small network at work behind my own firewall. Typically
> > > I would use a network but I'm afraid the IT people at
> > > work have used that for something in my work LAN environment.
> > 
> Um, yeah, well, ah, I, um, guess I, ah, agree, sort of ...
> But ...
> There are exceptions to every rule, and when the 3rd-line manager of the 
> company I'm working at tells me (always at 4:59 PM on Friday, of course) that 
> his son's Boy Scout troop will be visiting on Saturday and that he'd like them 
> to be able to use their BlackAndPad dumb phones while they're inside the 
> firewall, I am disposed to remember the golden rule and to do what it takes to 
> make his wish come true.

No, you aren't.  You tell him that setting that up for him last minute
could break the entire company network, and you're sorry but he'll
need to give you more notice than that and get the right people
involved so that this does not happen, because you're not willing to
crush your company's ability to do business for the convenience of his
boyscout troop.

FWIW, this should work, and if it doesn't, you should quit today.
I've been in this position, and I have in fact told a VP at my company
that he was disrupting operations and he needed to stop.  And he did.
And it was a situation very much like what you described.  You be
polite, you be earnest, but you be sure he understands that what he's
asking for is insane.

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