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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 1995 19:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Network Coordinator <nc@ain.charm.net>
To:        James Leppek <jleppek@suw2k.ess.harris.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: PPP and dynamic IPs drifting a little
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.950418195337.189A-100000@ain.charm.net>
In-Reply-To: <9504181741.AA05651@borg.ess.harris.com>

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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 192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255
> as reserved.
> 
> Well, I tried to ping those to confirm they are never in use and
> I got an answer! Then I tried 192.168.1.2 and it answered!!
> 

It looks like its connected to : 204.157.71.1 which in turn is connected 
to 204.157.32.24 which in turn is connected to Net99 in portland. My 
guess is that 204.15.71.1 acts as a gateway between someone's private 
network and they keep an alias of 192.168.1.2 that got advertised to the 
whole world. 

-Jerry.

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




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