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Maybe I'm misreading this but...

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Wed Oct 14 17:33:15 1998

The following traceroute seems to indicate, according to ARIN, that
someone is running routers for spammers in the IANA Reserved netspace?

First a traceroute:

>world% traceroute www.libidomax.com
>traceroute to www.libidomax.com (209.149.111.17), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
> 1  Boston-STD-F.std.com (199.172.62.80)  17 ms  4 ms  4 ms
> 2  553.Hssi2-0.GW2.BOS1.ALTER.NET (157.130.10.129)  59 ms  107 ms  69 ms
> 3  124.ATM3-0.XR1.BOS1.ALTER.NET (146.188.176.250)  77 ms  54 ms  37 ms
> 4  191.ATM2-0.TR1.NYC1.ALTER.NET (146.188.179.82)  38 ms  51 ms  51 ms
> 5  104.ATM7-0.TR1.ATL1.ALTER.NET (146.188.136.57)  80 ms  87 ms  133 ms
> 6  100.ATM7-0.XR1.ATL1.ALTER.NET (146.188.232.85)  91 ms  141 ms  63 ms
> 7  195.ATM10-0-0.GW1.JAX1.ALTER.NET (146.188.232.169)  53 ms  81 ms  107 ms
> 8  bs-jackson-gw.customer.alter.net (157.130.65.226)  107 ms  132 ms  96 ms
> 9  172.17.80.46 (172.17.80.46)  59 ms  53 ms  44 ms
>10  172.21.210.18 (172.21.210.18)  122 ms  96 ms  49 ms
>11  209.149.111.17 (209.149.111.17)  53 ms (ttl=118!)  58 ms (ttl=118!)  150 ms (ttl=118!)



Ok, now let's look up the 172.* addresses:

>world% arin 172.17.80.46
>IANA (IANA-BBLK-RESERVED)
>   Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
>   Information Sciences Institute
>   University of Southern California
>   4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
>   Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
>
>   Netname: IANA-BBLK-RESERVED
>   Netblock: 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.0.0
>
>   Coordinator:
>      Internet Assigned Numbers Authority  (IANA-ARIN)  iana@iana.org
>      (310) 822-1511
>
>   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:
>
>   BLACKHOLE.ISI.EDU            128.9.64.26
>   NS2.INTERNIC.NET             198.41.0.11

and I get the same result of course for the other 172 address so I'll
save you the redundant cut and paste.

What's going on here?

-- 
        -Barry Shein

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