IP Address Shortage

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

It is one of the most popular IP address used for a home router. Actually many of the routers have that address set by default.

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

In binary form it is 11000000101010001111111011111110 or 0b11000000101010001111111011111110 .

In hexadecimal format it is C0A8FEFE or 0xC0A8FEFE.

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 0.649 ms 1.272 ms 1.590 ms

2 11.168 ms 11.567 ms 12.011 ms

3 26.668 ms 31.678 ms 34.003 ms


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