Government agency renting or selling IP space

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Fri Mar 17 00:27:57 UTC 2017

On 3/16/17 17:19, William Herrin wrote:
>> There's probably a legal mess around a government entity renting IP
>> addresses. If the entity is registered as an end user (instead of as
>> an ISP) then such rentals might also be considered fraudulent.
> On a purely pragmatic level, it's also an exceedingly bad idea to let
> a private party who may turn out to be a criminal use IP addresses
> authentically registered to your government agency to commit crimes.
> As an end-user, you won't be able to SWIP information about the
> rental, leading angry law enforcement offers to knock upon your door.

Or they're the perfect set of addresses to use for criminal purposes.


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