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  • 172.16/16 is one of the 3 ranges that are reserved for private use - so there must be a gateway on their network that is running NAT to translate the private internal addresses for any activity that connects to outside machines. Since these addresses are not visible to the outside world, there is no urgent need to restrict their network to a small size. While they could use a /24 network range, that just means that if they got sufficiently successful and had more then 254 customers at once, they would nee
    • I figured that might be the case, although I have not run into that address space before. All this is covered in RFC 1918 [faqs.org]. Thanks for reminding me to read the docs. :)

      I figure that they do have the same network for several places, since the fire marshall would probably be upset if 254 people were in the place.