On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> Do you have reason to use offical IPs for this sort of stuff?
in light of the scarcity of IPs, no i don't have a good reason.
> If so you can get the space.
>> It should be noted that using RFC1918 space makes it more difficult for
> nasty people on the net to get at your data and stuff
true to a degree. but it also makes it more difficult to move data
around between places though.
> (however, if you just renumber your network into RFC1918 space and
> go "I'm secure now" you're an idiot) and can be used as part of a
> general policy of tightening up security.
indeed... there is no security in IP, so to rely in any degree on IP
addresses for security is foolish. hence i wouldn't worry about
official IPs for most of the internal infrastructure stuff. if i have
cause to worry then i have a security problem elsewhere - and that
should be fixed.
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