au (Colin Campbell) writes:
# It is all very nice to have an RFC to look at, but this still does not
# solve the problem, does it? If I use one of the reserved networks for
# my internals and someone else uses the same network (an officially
# sanctioned one) I can never talk to a host on that network at that site
# since it will appear as a local one, correct?
The whole point of RFC 1597 is that those networks will NEVER be
"officially sanctioned" for any site (i.e., assigned to that site).
Everyone is free to do anything they want with those networks (except
advertise them), at their own peril.
RFC 1597 has been talked to death elsewhere; let's not rehash it here.
Basicly, one camp says that having these guaranteed-unassigned network
numbers available is good and useful and an important measure to
prevent address space exhaustion on the Internet, and the other camp
says that it will lead to inevitable problems down the road as
formerly disconnected networks using these "taboo" numbers want to
connect to the Internet or to other such formerly disconnected
networks (for instance, as the result of a corporate merger).
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