[ih] What is the origin of the private network address 192.168.*.*?
stevenehrbar at elp.rr.com
Tue Oct 6 02:26:03 PDT 2009
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Is there a real historical reason for that particular choice of numbers? Why not 127.127..? Or 128.128..?
This is a fuzzy recollection of something I believe I read, which might
well be inaccurate, and for which I can find no corroboration. I
mention it solely because it might spark memories from someone who
A company used 192.168.x.x example addresses in some early
documentation. A number of people followed the manual literally when
setting up their internal networks. As a result, it was already being
used on a rather large number of private networks anyway, so it was
selected when the RFC 1597 was adopted.
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