This is already nicely OT and may allow me to raise the following...
How secure is an ISDN dial-on-demand router, getting a (random) IP address each time from the ISP, with only "private" 192.168.1.X addresses behind it? I am probably googling with the wrong phrases, but I cannot find anything useful on this.
To help this keep some semblance of being on-topic, should there be a Linux firewall behind the router?
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Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] private IPs in public dns zones
Author: tbridge at vianetworks.ie at INTERNET
Date: 19/07/01 12:23
At 23:26 18/07/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Kevin Gannon wrote: >
> > 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. >
>but it saves on IPs..
And makes it a hell of a lot more difficult to debug network problems. IPv4 usage conservation isn't designed to make life more difficult, just make people more sensible in their usage of same.
>but certainly the Tier 1 border routers should be filtering out >private IP space.
How - where?
> > In fact I would ask questions of any ISP doing packet filtering >
>not packet filtering - route filtering...
Any sensible ISP is doing some route filtering - but that doesn't stop us receiving packets with a source address of 192.168.1.1 (it's just if that's the destination, we'll drop it).
>so tell me, where do i get a class B? (or anything close to a class >B, ie at least /20). roll on ipv6. i have a full 64 bits of 6BONE >unicast address space all to myself: 3ffe:80c0:220:c/64
Why the hell do you need a class B size of space anyway?
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