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Re: Accessing a host with variable IP addresses / connection types

On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:15:09 -0400
Celejar <celejar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Currently, my LAN is, which is also the addressing
> scheme of some of the networks out of my control that I'm setting up a
> VPN link from. I deliberately used for the VPN to avoid
> address collisions with these other networks. It did occur to me to
> consider using a different address space, for the VPN or perhaps for
> the whole home LAN, but I'd rather not take that step just to solve
> what seems a relatively simple problem unless absolutely necessary

If you do get pushed to doing that, there are a few commonly used
networks that you should avoid. 10. is often used with a netmask of
/24 or /8, and the latter precludes all 10. variants. Of the 192.168.
groups, 0, 1, 8, 16 and 254 are often used, best use something quite
random like

Probably better still is one of the 172.16-172.31 groups, which don't
seem to be used as defaults very often.