Checking bogon status of new address space

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Fri May 8 07:59:08 CDT 2009

On Fri, 8 May 2009, Oliver Hookins wrote:

> my company has just been allocated some new IPv4 address space, and I want
> to do some sort of automated testing to find out any ASs out there that
> haven't removed the /8 it's on from their bogon list (the allocation to our
> local registry only occurred in November last year).
> Has anybody attempted to do this?

I don't think so.  If I'd done this a little more than 6 years ago, I'd 
remember it, wouldn't I?

> It is worth bothering?

Depends on what you're going to use the IPs for.

If you did just a bit of googling, you'd find all sorts of info on this 

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