> well it's official RIPE policy (presumably initiated from IANA) that
> ISPs should use private address space for point to point links and for
> interfaces that do need to be globally addressable.
Hmmmm, its kinda of a pain when all your customers ring you to
say that they cant traceroute to there web site from provider X.
> prefectly legal. (although really you should see * * * in the
> traceroute - if you see 10/8, 172.16/12 or 192.168/16 then all the
> routers between you and the router using those private ips are
I would doubt that anyone with a Tier 1 network is going to do
packet filtering for these blocks . In fact I would ask questions
of any ISP doing packet filtering for these blocks its not a scaleable
solution to vogons. They maybe running RPF verify depending on there
topology you may still see these packets getting through. Using the lossy
RPF lets some things through.
But I degress RFC1918 address space is evil !.
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