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

  • From: Robert Funderburk <robfunderburk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:52:48 -0500

Right, the MS set of IP addresses is 169.254.0.0


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayland Phillips" <wayland.phillips@xxxxxxxx>
To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:47 AM
Subject: [windows2000] Re: 192.168.*.* - why?


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> Microsoft bought that sequence of IP addresses so they could use APIPA
when
> internet connection was not available.  And since admins know that no one
> will be using those addresses, they know they're safe.
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> Wayland
> MCSE, A+
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> "Costanzo, Ray" <rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx>@freelists.org on 11/18/2002
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> Subject:    [windows2000] 192.168.*.* - why?
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> Hi list,
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> 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.*.*?
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> Thanks,
>
> Ray at work
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