Rogers Canada using 7.0.0.0/8 for internal address space

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Mon May 23 23:48:53 CDT 2011


On May 23, 2011 9:37 PM, "Jimmy Hess" <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:09 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net>
wrote:
> > If they do, any Rogers customer who wants to talk to it is screwed.
 Whether they have a 7 addy or not, Rogers' routers will not let the packet
leave Rogers' borders.
>
> That could depend on whether Rogers' border routers are adequately
configured
> to block/filter the announcement,  and whether  whatever the DoD  chose to
> announce was a longer prefix than what  Rogers' equipment had
> routes/controls for.
>
> In theory;  there exists a possibility that the DoD could announce a
> /24  of something
> Rogers'  was internally routing as a /16,  then if unfiltered the DoD
> announce could win,
> causing internal (self-inflicted) issues for Rogers.
>
> The DoD could also eventually use the 7 range for something, resulting
> in complaints to Rogers
> from users who seem unable to reach (some web site placed in 7/8).
>
>
> Unofficial use of other organization's IP address space is playing with
fire.
>
>
> It may mark the symbolic start of a new IPv4,  where eventually
> many /8s will have tons of unofficial claimaints,  and whoever
> threatens more, pays the major providers more, or has more lawyers
> (take your pick),  gets their announcement more widely propagated.
>
> Sometimes if enough players start playing with fire, a really bad,
> uncontrollable inferno eventually gets ignited.
>

Or, ipv6 gets deployed and supported since it will be the effective network
of networks

Cb

> > TTFN,
> > patrick
> --
> -JH
>



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