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RE: NOC servers with public/private ip address

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Tue Aug 14 19:55:52 2001

The demonstration is easy. 

1) Convince them that it is really no-goodnik to show private addrs on the
2) then make them believe it religiously.
3) then show them a traceroute and explain that everyone on the planet has

The only reasonable conclusion, from that sequence, is that ALL routers and
routing hosts need a static IP addr.

|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: R Z [mailto:[email protected]]
|> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 2:50 PM
|> To: [email protected]
|> Subject: NOC servers with public/private ip address
|> Hi, all,
|> We are an ISP with some internet routers. The question is if 
|> we should use
|> public or private ip address in NMS/NOC to manage these 
|> routers. If we want
|> to save ip address and use private ip address, we need to 
|> have private
|> address on the internet routers. Although I am almost religious that
|> internet routers should NEVER have private address in the 
|> routing table, I
|> still need more reasons to convince other people. Can 
|> someone pls tell me
|> the pros and cons of using private ip address? Is there any 
|> issue with
|> private ip address? What is the practice in your network?
|> Your insight is highly appreciated.
|> Richard
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