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

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Wed Sep 19 06:56:16 UTC 2012

On Sep 18, 2012, at 11:40 PM, goemon at wrote:
> Is they are not using them directly on the public internet, then there's no reason we can't use them.
> Problem solved!

Dude, seriously. Just because they aren't in *YOUR* routing table doesn't mean that they aren't in hundreds of other routing tables.

Look, more than half of Milnet isn't publicly advertised on the Internet. This doesn't mean that it's okay to advertise Milnet routes to locations which might be closer to you (bgp-wise) than the actual owners of the addresses. You are totally missing the point of unique assignment.

This is like claiming that we should reuse the phone numbers of people who block their number when they call you. Yes, really, it makes just as much sense.

Jo Rhett
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