SUMMARY: Bogus IP address

Subject: SUMMARY: Bogus IP address
From: Melissa Kucbel-Saumier <melissaks -at- eicon -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 16:59:12 -0500

This is a summary of the more than 15 responses I got about what bogus
IP address could be used in technical documentation. Here are the

The following addresses are reserved for private networks and will be
invisible from the Internet: to to to

Also suggested:
1.555.12.12 (anyone see a pattern here?) (points to your own computer)

For more information, I also got a nice collection of new links:

RFC 1918 Address Allocation for Private Internets

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

Internet RFC/STD/FYI/BCP Archives

To see if an IP address belongs to anyone:

Many thanks to all who responded (and promptly too!).

Mélissa Kucbel-Saumier
Technical writer
Eicon Technology Corporation
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
melissaks -at- eicon -dot- com

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