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Re: rfc 1918?
[ On Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 17:58:33 (-0500), Richard A. Steenbergen wrote: ] > Subject: Re: rfc 1918? > > The psycho paranoid people like Greg Woods and Eric Hall scream that any > RFC1918 sourced packet on the internet is a sign of the apocalypse, and > you must apply packet filters to stop them from going out and coming in. This is not an issue of paranoia (except for those who actually use PRIVATE addresses internally and have properly configured their gateways to be paranoid about even seeing such packets, let alone routing them). This is an issue of co-operation and inter-networking -- i.e. what the Intenet is all about! If we are to have PRIVATE address space allocation (i.e. RFC-1918), then we must never allow PRIVATE addresses to appear in packets that traverse PUBLIC internetworks (i.e. the big-I Internet). -- Greg A. Woods +1 416 218-0098 VE3TCP <email@example.com> <robohack!woods> Planix, Inc. <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Secrets of the Weird <email@example.com>