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HELLFIRE
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reply to Bigzizzzle

Re: [Info] Enterprise IP Addressing Scheme

said by Bigzizzzle:

Why would they design the network around that?

Politics trumping Best Practices? Otherwise, they're just that sure of their security.

Otherwise, all the other comments so far are valid as well

said by Bigzizzzle:

Has anyone ever seen this?

My old employer did this (IBM 9's network). My current employer does this as well. Whether I could hit
my laptop's IP address from the Internet, well... never got the chance to test this theory.

Regards


Da Geek Kid

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You won't get a chance to do so from the network perspective, however, what makes this work on any network is the trojan installed on the CEO's PC that tells the thief about his US offshore accounts, passwords to his VIP Pr0n store, etc...

All those has nothing todo with NAT/PAT...


Wily_One
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reply to HELLFIRE
I'd imagine most of the big companies that do this, do it because of legacy reasons. (e.g. "because we've always done it like this")

But that said, now that the pool of available IPv4 address space has been exhausted the RIRs like ARIN are cracking down on companies with existing allocations which are not, in fact using them. So some companies will look at it as a use-it-or-lose-it proposition.