Geolocation: IPv4 Subnet blocked by HULU, and others

William Herrin bill at
Wed Dec 27 22:50:26 CST 2017

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Jima <nanog at> wrote:

> On 2017-12-27 14:10, Jared Mauch wrote:
>> On Dec 27, 2017, at 3:50 PM, Grant Taylor via NANOG <nanog at>
>> wrote:
>>> Doesn't Hulu (et al) have an obligation to provide service to their
>>> paying customers?
>>> Does this obligation extend to providing service independent of the
>>> carrier that paying customers uses?
>>> Or if Hulu choose to exclude known problem carriers (i.e. VPN providers)
>>> don't they have an obligation to confirm that their exclusions are
>>> accurate?  Further, to correct problems if their data is shown to be
>>> inaccurate?
>> I have a suspicion that these folks acquired IP space that was previously
>> marked as part of a VPN provider, or Hulu is detecting it wrongly as VPN
>> provider IP space.
> I was sitting on this, but what the heck.
> I personally am curious as to what bug and/or feature allowed a random
> WISP in Utah (or the parent-ish ISP in New Jersey) to have IP space
> allocated from AfriNIC.
> One might consider Hulu et al not so at-fault with that fact in
> consideration.

Hi Jima,

Net 196/8 is part of the swamp. Just speculating, but perhaps the original
registration of pre-dated the reassignment of 196/8 to

Bill Herrin

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