DoD IP Space

Mel Beckman mel at
Sat Apr 24 23:16:58 UTC 2021


It’s the INTERNET that is civilian, not the IP space. As long as that IP space was isolated to the .mil network, it was private space, as far as the Internet was concerned. Now DoD has moved it into the civilian Internet, and I treat them as potentially malicious as I do any other organization that lies, cheats, and steals the public trust.


> On Apr 24, 2021, at 3:45 PM, William Herrin <bill at> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 8:26 AM Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:
>> This doesn’t sound good, no matter how you slice it. The lack of
>> transparency with a civilian resource is troubling at a minimum.
> You do understand that the addresses in question are not and have
> never been "civilian." They came into DoD's possession when this was
> all still a military project funded by what's now DARPA.
> Personally, I think we may have an all time record for the largest
> honeypot ever constructed. I'd love to be a fly on that wall.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at

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