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private IP addressAn IP address within three ranges of numbers that are set aside for the computers in local networks. Typically assigned to the machines by a DHCP server, these private addresses are not routed over the Internet. In order to gain access to the Internet, the private addresses are converted to a public IP address that is exposed to the Internet by a network address translation (NAT) service. See 192.168.1.1, CIDR, NAT, DHCP and IP address.
PRIVATE IP ADDRESS RANGESFrom To CIDR
10.0.0.0 10.255.255.255 10/8
172.16.0.0 172.31.255.255 172.16/12
192.168.0.0 192.168.255.255 192.168/16
See DHCP autoconfiguration addressing.