Suspicious IP reporting

Ryan Hamel administrator at
Fri Feb 5 01:01:15 UTC 2021



The underlying premise here is, “pick your battles”. If you don’t want an IP address to access your device in anyway, setup a firewall and properly configure it to accept whitelisted traffic only, or just expose a VPN endpoint. The Internet is full of both good and bad actors that probe and scan anything and everything.


While some appreciate the notification here, others will find it annoying. We cannot report anything malicious about an IP address on the Internet, unless it does harm to us specifically, otherwise it is false reporting and does create more noise at the ISP, and waste more time getting to the underlying issue.




From: NANOG < at> On Behalf Of JoeSox
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:41 PM
To: TJ Trout <tj at>
Cc: NANOG <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Suspicious IP reporting


Do others see this online bully started by Tom? The leader has spoken so the minions follow :)

This list  sometimes LOL

I think if everyone gets off their high horse, the list communication would be less noisy for the list veterans.


Thank You,




On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 4:36 PM TJ Trout <tj at <mailto:tj at> > wrote:

This seems like a highly suspect request coming from a North American network operator...? 



On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 10:23 AM JoeSox <joesox at <mailto:joesox at> > wrote:


This IP is hitting devices on cellular networks for the past day or so.  

I think this is the info to report it to the ISP.  Any help or if everyone can report it, I would be a happy camper.


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Thank You,


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