Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space
D'Arcy J.M. Cain
darcy at druid.net
Mon Feb 2 12:30:47 CST 2009
On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:06:58 +0100 (CET)
sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:
> Company A uses public IP block A internally. Company B uses public IP
OK, so we start out with a bad network design then.
> block B internally. Company A and B later merge, and connect their
> networks. No conflict, no renumbering needed (at least not right away).
Maybe. What if they both happened to choose 22.214.171.124/8? Is this just a
matter of decreasing the odds of a conflict? It still seems like bad
network management to me.
> Compare this with company A and B both using overlapping part of for
> instance 192.168.0.0/16, and then merging. Conflict ensues, renumbering
> or NATs required in order to connect the networks.
Right. One side needs to change a config file in their DHCP server and
maybe their internal DNS. If they need to change much more than that
then its time for a network re-engineering anyway.
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