Friday Fun: UK Government (Dept of Work & Pensions) selling off an entire "/8"

Ca By cb.list6 at
Fri Mar 13 19:53:11 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:46:31 -0000, Alec Muffett said:
> > > IPv4 Market Group, a global leader in IPv4 sales, has just announced
> the
> > > availability of up to 2.6 million top quality IPv4 addresses for
> purchase
> "top quality"?
> Well... Yeah.  They've probably had no chance to end up in any reputation
> filters.

One may find that these dark /8s have been co-opted by large networks for
private use.  That said, these dark /8s and their sub-blocks may have long
lasting reach-ability issues that the purchaser may not enjoy.

Not saying anything is right or wrong, just saying .... like,
there may reach-ability issues deep in 3rd party networks with these
"bottom of the barrel" legacy ipv4 blocks that have been seen as "fair game
for squatting on", in some circles, for many years.

Caveat emptor / Deploy IPv6


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