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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 95 16:49:05 MDT
From:      terry@cs.weber.edu (Terry Lambert)
To:        jleppek@suw2k.ess.harris.com (James Leppek)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: invalid IPs
Message-ID:  <9504182249.AA15657@cs.weber.edu>
In-Reply-To: <9504182039.AA06053@borg.ess.harris.com> 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
					terry@cs.weber.edu
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