An 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 NAT, DHCP and IP address.|
From To Representation
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.