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Re: 157.156.0.0/16 gone from ARIN

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Mon Jun 16 15:10:31 2003


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
> > (chris@uu.net)
> > #######################################################
> > ## UUNET Technologies, Inc.                          ##
> > ## Manager                                           ##
> > ## Customer Router Security Engineering Team         ##
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> >
>




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