[PLUG] Network routing

Stafford A. Rau srau at rauhaus.org
Tue Jun 25 15:53:06 PDT 2002


* Russell Senior <seniorr at aracnet.com> [020624 18:30]:
> >>>>> "Mike" == Mike Russell <miker at netsailer.com> writes:
> 
> Mike> maybe I am wrong, but I thought the "192.168.0.0" IP block was
> Mike> non-routing.
> 
> Russell> Define "non-routing".
> 
> Mike> you can not ping from a 192.168.x.x network to a 192.168.n.x
> Mike> network like you can with a public IP block, or telnet and HTTP.
> 
> In that case, you are wrong.  You just can't address them _across_ a
> public network, where "public network" is defined as the routers that
> don't route those addresses.  ;-)
> 
> On your private network, you can route anything you want in just about
> any way you want.

And to further muddy the waters, ip networking devices don't inherently
care about RFC-1918 networks (192.168.0.0/16, 172.16.0.0/8, and 10.0.0.0/8),
unless we make them care via access lists, filtering, etc.

--Stafford




More information about the PLUG mailing list