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Re: any known users of NetRange 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255

  • From: Tony Rall
  • Date: Thu Sep 26 21:00:17 2002
  • Sensitivity:

On Thursday, 2002-09-26 at 20:42 AST, hostmaster <hostmaster@nso.org> 
wrote:
> I have this very odd email address found with one of our employees....
> <hidden_user@172.17.0.1>
> 
> Here's my questions:
> 
> - Given that 1918 deals with allocation issues for "private Internets", 
is
> there a recording entity of this special address space beyond the formal
> IANA, which details the distribution of data from any "private Internet"
> once it enters the public Internet vice versa ?
> 
> - Whom to anyone's knowledge is known to be using (for special projects) 
or
> perhaps misusing this 172.17.0.1 ?

This mail is likely from a spammer or (even more likely) from a 
misconfigured sender behind a NAT gateway.

There  are lots of folks using addresses in this range on the private 
nets; some of it, unfortunately leaks to the Internet (all to no good).

Tony Rall




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