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

Alex Rubenstein alex at corp.nac.net
Tue Sep 18 20:11:36 UTC 2012


> The only slight snag in his argument is that the addresses are not unused.
> Not announced != Not used.

And for the definitive answer on this block, the official response is:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/internet_protocol_ipv4_address_a and
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/internet_protocol_ipv4_address_a_2

This is astounding. Are we really to believe that the UK Defense folks are using 60% of a /8 - about 10,066,000 addresses?

Even if every sub-allocation within that 60% were only 50% utilized, that would be over 5,000,000 addresses.

Internally Allocated != used

And someone should further alert him that they do not "own" these addresses.








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