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 11000000101010000000001000000001 or 0b11000000101010000000001000000001 .

In hexadecimal format it is C0A80201 or 0xC0A80201.

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.

64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.672 ms

--- ping statistics ---

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

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.672/0.672/0.672/0.000 ms

# traceroute -n

traceroute to (, 3 hops max, 60 byte packets

1 0.638 ms 0.617 ms 0.833 ms

2 * * *

3 * * *


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