Private IP Addresses:
In real time applications, not all devices need to be directly accessible from the internet.
Consider servers like databases; we often prefer to keep them tucked away from public view. That's where private IP addresses come into play.
For such devices we assign Private IP addresses so that they are accessible only from the devices that are in the same network but not accessible from devices that are outside that private network.
Private IP addresses are typically assigned from reserved address ranges defined by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The most commonly used private IP address ranges are:
- 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255,
- 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255, and
- 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255.