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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 1995 20:01:24 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Network Coordinator <>
To:        James Leppek <>
Subject:   Re: invalid IPs
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

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On Tue, 18 Apr 1995, James Leppek wrote:

> 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. I guess I was 
> wrong :-(  
> Oh well, lost count of my mistakes long ago :-)

As a matter of fact. There is a system called that is 
completely announced to the whole world that has the address: 

And the 192 net is reserved completely and utterly.

Go figure...


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