IP Address Shortage

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

It is one of the most popular IP address used for a home router or a computer.

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

In binary form it is 11000000101010000110010000000001 or 0b11000000101010000110010000000001 .

In hexadecimal format it is C0A86401 or 0xC0A86401.

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 0.652 ms 1.384 ms 1.600 ms

2 10.639 ms 11.085 ms 11.466 ms

3 29.055 ms 29.495 ms 31.874 ms


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