[windows2000] 192.168.*.* - why?

  • From: "Costanzo, Ray" <rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:59:23 -0500

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  So, I
imagine that it's coded somewhere into other OS'es to look to see if 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 as a gateway?  Or what my real question is is why


Ray at work

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