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Re: NOC servers with public/private ip address

  • From: Andy Walden
  • Date: Wed Aug 15 11:49:22 2001

On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Greg Maxwell wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Wojtek Zlobicki wrote:
> > That isn't quite correct.  Internet routers should never "advertise" private
> > IP blocks to the global Intenet, I've never heard of anyone stating that
> > they should not have them in their routing table.  I've worked in a few NOCs
> > in my short life and the NOC has always been on an isolated private subnet.
> > Acess to critical hardware was only allowed from behind that subnet.
> >
> > Private addressing adds an extra layer of security as well as saving
> > valuable IP space.
> Security?! Come on. That's a lame reason.
> It's that kind of mindset that leads to your customers being able to
> manage your routers, simply because you had them secured by only being
> manageable from a private space.

Please, oh please, not this conversation again. He did say 'layer',
implying there was more then one. You were the one that said 'only'. Lets
leave this alone.