The Department of Work and Pensions, UK has an entire /8

Jeroen Massar jeroen at unfix.org
Tue Sep 18 14:16:48 UTC 2012


On 2012-09-18 16:07 , Eugen Leitl wrote:
[..]

> John Graham-Cumming, who found this unused block, wrote in a blog post that
> the DWP was in possession of 51.0.0.0/8 IPv4 addresses. According to Cumming,
> these 16.9 million IP addresses are unused at the moment and he derived this
> conclusion by doing a check in the ASN database. “A check of the ASN database
> will show that there are no networks for that block of addresses,” he wrote.

Some people have to learn that not every address is only used on the
Internet. According to the above there will be large swaths of IPv4 left
at various large organizations who have /8's as "they are not announced"
or as the article states it "as there is no ASN".

Please keep this nonsense off of NANOG...

Greets,
 Jeroen





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