At 11:35 AM 4/9/95, Bob Beck wrote:
>Dave Crocker Says:
>> used only when there is no alternative. The long-term impact of private
>> addresses can be very unpleasant.
> "unpleasant"? well, I have to ask, what do you mean by that?
The best response is to suggest you read RFC 1627. That's where we
tried to do a thorough job of detailing the problems.
The simplistic (or, ummmmmm, concise) summary is that private
addresses often end up needing to be public and this, then, requires
re-numbering. With current technology, renumbering varies between somewhat
painful to very painful.
Let me repeat the bottom line: just because you think the numbers
are going to stay private, they often don't.
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