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

John R. Levine johnl at
Tue Sep 18 23:29:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, james jones wrote:

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

They have nuclear weapons, too.  Just saying.


> 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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