IANA reserved Address Space

bmanning at karoshi.com bmanning at karoshi.com
Fri May 30 12:31:49 UTC 2003

> Anyone else ever use IANA reserved address spacing for
> lab networks? Is there anything special I need to know?
> I'm under the impression that as long as I stay away
> from special use address space, I've got no worries.
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3330.txt
> Thanks,
> BM

	sorry, my previous post was only partially serious.
	RFC 1918 clearly lays out discrete ranges for use
	in private networks such as the lab you describe.

	if you presume to use any other address space, you 
	will likely engender confusion, esp. when there are
	connections from your lab to the larger connected mesh
	that is called the Internet. 

	hence my puckish suggestion to use the address ranges
	used by Cogent and Level3/Genuity for their backbones,
	the first block from the traditional "C" space, and
	the loopback range.

	if you foolishly take my suggestion seriously, when
	your traffic leaks, it will get many peoples attention.

	so, in a serious vein,  don't hijack space, use the
	ranges set aside for private networks, e.g. RFC 1918


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