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Re: 157.156.0.0/16 gone from ARIN
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <chris () UU NET>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 19:08:06 +0000 (GMT)



On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Bill Robbins wrote:

Chris/Nanogians,

Block hijacking appears pretty popular nowadays.

yes :(


One member of our local exchange had a request to advertise this unused
block: 160.122.224.0/20.  It appears it was also a UBE related hijack
attempt, which failed ofcourse.


This was a block who's contact info has been marked as invalid... :( so
this is likely hijacked and ARIN should be or has been working on it...

With so many defunct networks over the last 5 years, do the TLAs attempt
to recoup blocks, based on length of time out of the global routing table?


I do not believe that this is the case, but I'm not working for ARIN and
don't know for sure :(

Any other systems in the works/place to expire invalid blocks quicker?


Ask ARIN ? I really don't know. :(


Regards,
Bill R.

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:


Ok, before someone else gets saddled with this problem... ARIN pulled the
157.156.0.0/16 from their database. Spam-afficienados would recognize this
as 'VMX Networks'. ARIN has decided it seems that 157.156.0.0/16 is not
actually registered to the modern day VMX, so, if they come visit your
sales staff for a connection using this ip block (or 134.33.0.0/16 which
is also invalid currently) you might want to carefully consider accepting
the routes :)

--- BACK TO OPERATIONAL CONTENT! ---



--Chris
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