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Re: 1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC
From: Matthew Palmer <mpalmer () hezmatt org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:10:37 +1100

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 08:22:57PM -0500, Jon Lewis wrote:
On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, George Bonser wrote:

Some of that water is dirtier than the rest.  I wouldn't want to be the
person who gets 1.2.3.0/24

The whole /8 should be fun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnoNet

 To avoid addressing conflict with the internet itself, the range
 1.0.0.0/8 is used. This is to avoid conflicting with internal networks
 such as 10/8, 172.16/12 and 192.168/16, as well as assigned Internet
 ranges. In the event that 1.0.0.0/8 is assigned by IANA, anoNet could
 move to the next unassigned /8, though such an event is unlikely, as
 1.0.0.0/8 has been reserved since September 1981.

I thought there was some other group that had been squatting in 1/8,  
something about radio and peer to peer...but not AnoNet (at least that  
name was totally unfamiliar)...but this was all I could find with a quick 
google.

Yeah, they're not the only bunch of idiots who think that "unallocated"
means "free for all".  I'm reliably informed that Hamachi uses 5/8 (for the
same reasons as this AnoNet bunch).  There's probably others out there.  Fun
times ahead for moron-fac^Wcustomer-facing support personnel.

- Matt


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