At 02:21 PM 12/6/96 +0000, David Untiedt wrote:
>Using the RFC1918 addresses is not in anyway illegal. These are
>legitimate addresses that can be used by anyone legitimately.
>If you are using IP addresses that are not 'legal' (ie. not in
>RFC1918, and not allocated to you by your ISP) there is a good chance
>that they are legitimately in use by someone else on the internet. By
>hiding your addresses behind some sort of Network Address Translator
>(eg. a Gauntlet firewall) you get around this problem quite elegantly
>until you try to connect to a site that is legitimately using your,
>now hidden, 'illegal' IP addresses.
Yes, but one should net expect RFC-1918 prefixes to be routable in
the global Internet. If you do, you're in for a rude awakening. ;-)
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