Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Mon Feb 2 17:59:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 18:44:42 +0100 (CET)
sthaug at wrote:
> > How does that help?  If you are renumbering due to a merger, couldn't
> > you just agree on separate private space just as easily?
> It would ensure that you could get the networks to communicate, without
> IP address conflicts, *before* you started any renumbering.

Can you expand?  I assume that everyone understand VPNs so connecting
over the Internet is not the issue.  If you pick a public IP block you
still have to agree on that block.  How is using a public block
different than agreeing on a private one?

I apologize if I'm just being dense this morning.

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