Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Feb 2 15:40:51 CST 2009


On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:53:35 PST, David Barak said:
> I have long wondered why two entire /8s are reserved for host self
> identification( 0 and 127, of course...)

It's part of the whole '2**32 addresses should be enough" viewpoint (keep
in mind they were coming from NCP, that had a limit of 256 addresses).
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