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

james jones james at
Tue Sep 18 23:23:44 UTC 2012

Are we still talking about this? I setup a lan at home once at that used
6/8 :)

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at
> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 5:10 PM, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:
> >>And someone should further alert him that they do not "own" these
> addresses.
> >
> > MIT is probably using less of their /8 than MOD is, and as far as I
> > know, MIT has neither commando forces nor nuclear weapons.
> >
> > You might want to pick, so to speak, your battles more carefully.
> more over, who cares? a /8 is less than 2 months rundown globally...
> and, once upon a time I constructed on this list a usecase for apple's
> /8 ... it's really not THAT hard to use a /8, it's well within the
> capabilities of a gov't to do so... especially given they PROBABLY
> have:
>   o unclassified networks
>   o secret networks
>   o top secret networks
>   o other networks
> I'm sure there's plenty of ways they could use the space in question.

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