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Re: Test Route

  • From: David R Conrad
  • Date: Mon Jan 30 23:26:54 1995

>As you've pointed out, by using the 1597 numbers, you're guaranteeing
>that that you can never use those numbers on the public Internet, 

That's generally the point.

>and you'll never be able to use more than one network provider.  


>Even if
>most of a companies hosts are behind a firewall, they'd still be better
>off using globally unique numbers.

Yeah, there are 2^32 bits of address space, after all.

>After all, if we all do our jobs right, maybe someday we can make the
>firewalls go away....

If we all do our jobs right, it won't matter if someone uses 1597
space.  Firewalls will never go away -- they're too useful.