4. Location Independent Networks

Some services provided by OUCS are available in many buildings throughout the collegiate University. These networks use dynamic IP allocation (DHCP) and to allow a large number of users to connect the clients receive so-called Private (RFC1918) addresses which are translated into University owned IPs.

The following table lists private and public allocations in use by these Location Independent Networks (LIN). Note that for efficiency the IP Subnet configured via DHCP on a client on a LIN service may be smaller than the block shown here.

LIN Service Private IP Range Public IP Range DNS Domain
OWL 10.0.0.0/12 192.76.7.128/26 visitor-network.oxuni.org.uk
Eduroam 10.16.0.0/12 192.76.7.192/26 eduroam.oxuni.org.uk
OWL-VPN (legacy service) 172.17.48.0/20 Not Applicable Not Applicable

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