Reply to post: Re: Convert some local addresses?

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: Convert some local addresses?

"Surely nobody needs 16777214 local IP addresses?"

Surely not. But in my LAN, I use both the 10.x.x.x and 127..x.x.x ranges, and like having the entire range available, as I use the address to encode certain things about my machines. For instance, 10.0.0.x are infrastructure servers, 10.0.1.x are media servers, etc.

So, while I don't use all of the addresses in the range, I do leverage the ability to use any arbitrary address in those ranges.

Could I live without doing that? Sure, but being able to do this is very convenient.

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