[rc5] Getting a few more keys/sec

rab at stallion.oz.au rab at stallion.oz.au
Thu Jul 24 11:34:53 EDT 1997


Stephen,

Are there any issues involved with using the 192.168.0.0 subnet?

RAB

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> From: 	Stephen Langasek[SMTP:vorlon at dodds.net]
> Reply To: 	rc5 at llamas.net
> Sent: 	Thursday, 24 July 1997 10:22
> To: 	rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject: 	Re: [rc5] Getting a few more keys/sec
> 
> On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Curtis Brown wrote:
> 
> > Now, I know this is not a Win95 HowTo list, but most of you *do*
> network
> > and many may use Winblows :) So I've got a dumb question: I want to
> have a
> > TCP stack for my ethernet card with a private TCP/IP address. Win95
> does
> > not let me use a 127.x.x.x address for some reason, so for now I've
> got the
> > entire class c network of 201.201.201.0 pointing at my LAN. If
> someday I
> > actually want to hit the real internet hosts in that network I won't
> be
> > able to.
> > 
> > Is there a more elegant sollution?
> 
> Yes--use the 192.168.1.0 subnet instead.  This subnet (I think the
> whole
> class-B, actually) has been reserved for use on internal networks.
> You'll
> never run into a computer on the network using those IPs, and it's a
> far
> cleaner solution than trying to use 127 for a  localnet.
> 
>                            -Steve Langasek
> <wanders off, chuckling about the elegance of OS/2>
> -doink-
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