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Re: Internic address allocation policy (fwd)

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Thu Nov 21 08:07:12 1996

> From: Bradley Dunn <[email protected]>
> > I do not know of any organization that would allow internal network information
> > to be made available to an outside party.  I think this ranks pretty
> > high up on any security policy.  It would probably not even be possible on
> > correctly secured network.  And on one that wasn't properly secured, you
> > would probably hear lots of complaints about scanning or searching that
> > network.
>
> If the internal network is that "top secret" it should be behind a
> firewall and using RFC 1918 space.
>
Yes.

Last year, when I was scanning the Class A's to determine number of
actually connected hosts, my service provider kept getting complaints
from so-called security folks at the affected companies.

Oh, and I found a lot of routing problems (loops, etc) which are really
aggravated when you hit them 255 times (each address in the range, all
of them looping)....

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