Comments solicited: assignment of non-routed network numbers

Jeff.Ogden at Jeff.Ogden at
Thu Jan 27 03:22:20 UTC 1994

I'm sorry, but I just don't get it.  If the number isn't unique and
can't be used and the network in question can NEVER attach to the
Internet, why bother to get an officially assigned number at all?
  -Jeff Ogden

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Date: Wed, 26 Jan 94 17:46:09 -0800
From: "Milo S. Medin" (NASA ARC NSI Office) <medin at>

AN RFC is being drafted to assign a "non-globally unique" network number
out of class A,B, and C space, for the NIC to respond to these queries
with.  You should use one of them if it's a disconnected segment which
will never require access.

Note people really need to understand the meaning of that - including that
they won't be able to talk to root nameservers, etc...


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