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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 95 16:49:05 MDT
From: (Terry Lambert)
To: (James Leppek)
Subject:   Re: invalid IPs
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "James Leppek" at Apr 18, 95 04:39:39 pm

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> Ok what does this mean? that something should respond to a ping or not?
> I thought the reason these numbers were reserved was that everyone(routers)
> were supposed to ignore them if they ever appeared on the internet.
> So if I do traceroute and someone in the 204.157 domain is responding
> does that mean something is a miss? or that they were given the numbers...
> I have been telling folks to use those reserved numbers for their private
> networks because they should/would never appear on the net.

It means that everything between you and them is broken.  They are not
supposed to be externally routed.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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