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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 1995 19:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Network Coordinator <>
To:        James Leppek <>
Subject:   Re: PPP and dynamic IPs drifting a little
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On Tue, 18 Apr 1995, James Leppek wrote:

> Speaking of IP's I was responding to this mail and recalled
> the words of wisdom in the /etc/hosts file about selecting
> private IPs from a set of reserved numbers that are never
> to appear on the net and getting valid numbers if
> you are on the net. It had mentioned
> as reserved.
> Well, I tried to ping those to confirm they are never in use and
> I got an answer! Then I tried and it answered!!

It looks like its connected to : which in turn is connected 
to which in turn is connected to Net99 in portland. My 
guess is that acts as a gateway between someone's private 
network and they keep an alias of that got advertised to the 
whole world. 


> So what is the scoop on those numbers and RFC1597?
> Jim Leppek

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