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

  • From: Robert Funderburk <robfunderburk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:53:47 -0500

What are you talking about with "outside DNS" ?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Stockard" <JStockard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 10:52 AM
Subject: [windows2000] Re: 192.168.*.* - why?


>
> That was my point.  They don't have anything to do with outside DNS.  If
> you used an address that was in the outside DNS range, you would be
> continually looking to the DNS table to find other PC's on your network.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sullivan, Glenn [mailto:GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:20 AM
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: 192.168.*.* - why?
>
>
> <----------Snip-------->
> Companies use theses schemes so their requests for data will not look to
> the
> outside DNS list.  This makes the lookup a little faster, when you can
> skip
> the rest of the entire Internet and just look on your Intranet.
> <----------Snip-------->
>
> What do you mean?  These reserved address ranges really don't have
> anything
> to do with DNS, to my knowledge.
>
> A little confused I guess.  That's what happens when you wake up with
> three
> inches of ice covering everything...
>
> Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
> David Clark Company Inc.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Stockard [mailto:JStockard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:12 AM
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: 192.168.*.* - why?
>
>
>
> They are non routable.  The same is true with 10.x.x.x.  Companies use
> theses schemes so their requests for data will not look to the outside
> DNS list.  This makes the lookup a little faster, when you can skip the
> rest of the entire Internet and just look on your Intranet.
> Hope this helps
> Jeff
> Jesus Loves You
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Costanzo, Ray [mailto:rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx]=3D20
> 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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