IP Address Shortage

A private IP address is most probably an IP address of a home client

It is one of the most popular IP address used for a home computer. Actually many of the home routers, including ADSL modems, have have it as the first address from their DHCP pool.

The home router usually serves also as a DNS and a DHCP server for the home network.

In binary form it is 11000000101010000000000000000010 or 0b11000000101010000000000000000010 .

In hexadecimal format it is C0A80002 or 0xC0A80002.

As the netmask of those networks is usually 24 bits, the address is written also as or

# ping -c1

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---

1 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 0ms

# traceroute -n

traceroute to (, 3 hops max, 60 byte packets

1 1.753 ms 1.608 ms 1.919 ms

2 11.130 ms 11.570 ms 11.968 ms

3 30.101 ms 30.868 ms 32.460 ms


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