[windows2000] Re: 192.168.*.* - why?

  • From: "buzzzyy" <list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 09:08:48 -0500

Just some old RFC standard. One of few nonroutable blocks set aside for
internal addresses. 

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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Costanzo, Ray
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 8:59 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] 192.168.*.* - why?



Hi list,

I'm just curious about something.  It seems that most networks use
192.168.*.* for their internal addresses.  Why?  It doesn't really
matter, does it?  Isn't 192.168.*.* completely arbitrary?  My theory on
how this came to be the norm is that MS used those addresses in some
samples in some books or something, and people started using that and it
just became the norm.  But then there's that whole Internet connection
sharing feature that came out in what, W98SE?  With that, the computer
that's sharing its Internet connection will be 192.168.1.1.  So, I
imagine that it's coded somewhere into other OS'es to look to see if
192.168.1.1 can be used as a gateway when the user does not specify an
IP configuration.  So what came first?  192.168.*.* or computers looking
to 192.168.1.1 as a gateway?  Or what my real question is is why
192.168.*.*?

Thanks,

Ray at work


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