1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Thu Jan 21 20:10:37 CST 2010


On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 08:22:57PM -0500, Jon Lewis wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, George Bonser wrote:
>
>> Some of that water is dirtier than the rest.  I wouldn't want to be the
>> person who gets 1.2.3.0/24
>
> The whole /8 should be fun.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnoNet
>
>  To avoid addressing conflict with the internet itself, the range
>  1.0.0.0/8 is used. This is to avoid conflicting with internal networks
>  such as 10/8, 172.16/12 and 192.168/16, as well as assigned Internet
>  ranges. In the event that 1.0.0.0/8 is assigned by IANA, anoNet could
>  move to the next unassigned /8, though such an event is unlikely, as
>  1.0.0.0/8 has been reserved since September 1981.
>
> I thought there was some other group that had been squatting in 1/8,  
> something about radio and peer to peer...but not AnoNet (at least that  
> name was totally unfamiliar)...but this was all I could find with a quick 
> google.

Yeah, they're not the only bunch of idiots who think that "unallocated"
means "free for all".  I'm reliably informed that Hamachi uses 5/8 (for the
same reasons as this AnoNet bunch).  There's probably others out there.  Fun
times ahead for moron-fac^Wcustomer-facing support personnel.

- Matt




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