Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Feb 3 19:56:05 CST 2009


On Feb 3, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Matthew Palmer wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:57:36AM +1100, Skeeve Stevens wrote:
>> OK.
>>
>> Following myself up, and referencing a link someone else gave me in  
>> regards
>> to IPv6
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network
>>
>> Has the entry:
>>
>> Private use of other reserved addresses
>>
>> Several other address ranges, in addition to the official private  
>> ranges,
>> are reserved for other or future uses, including 1.0.0.0/8 and  
>> 2.0.0.0/8[1].
>> In recent years, large companies have begun to use this address space
>> internally.
>
> [citation required]
>
> - Matt

I've added a blurb to this page expressing the risks associated with  
such
use.

Owen





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