Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Mon Feb 2 13:49:12 CST 2009


On Feb 2, 2009, at 2:47 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 8:10 AM, Bruce Grobler wrote:
>> Most ISP's, if not all, null route 1.0.0.0/8 therefore you shouldn't
>> encounter any problems using it in a private network.
>
> Is this true?
>
> This will cause endless entertainment when IANA allocates 1.0.0.0/8  
> sometime within the next two or three years...

Just like the "endless entertainment" when IANA has allocated any new / 
8 recently.

Anyone filtering without either daily (weekly?) checks, or using an  
automated system (e.g. Team Cymru) is being silly.

-- 
TTFN,
patrick





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