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Re: [nanog] Re: Someones being naughty again...
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, Marc Slemko wrote: > On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, Blake Willis wrote: > > > IMHO, the decision to use private IP space for hosts/routers/interfaces in > > a network is really a matter of necessity or security. I am familiar with > > a few corporate networks with nationwide WANs (as well as a major ISP or > > two) that use 10.0.0.0/8 and other private networks for all their backbone > > equipment, simply because they lack the public address space to do > > otherwise. Others do it for the very reason that their equipment is > > unreachable from the outside world. Whatever the reason, as long as you > > keep it within your own AS and don't announce or listen to it from > > anywhere else, there is nothing wrong with setting a network up this way. > > No. The assumption that life is as simple as that is the biggest > problem with most uses of private IP space. Another problem is mergers. If you ever merge with another company, hope they dont use the same private IP space. Stb