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Re: IAB and "private" numbering
Not a good example.Example registered but not 'routed': 126.96.36.199/8
This particular /8 allocation is described by IANA as "007/8 Apr 95 IANA - Reserved" in http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space while a whois query to the ARIN database reveals:
$ whois 188.8.131.52
OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
Address: 3990 E. Broad Street
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
NetType: Direct Allocation
Comment: Defense Information Systems Agency
Comment: DISA /D3
Comment: 11440 Isaac Newton Square
Comment: Reston, VA 22090-5087 US
RTechName: Network DoD
RTechEmail: [email protected]
OrgTechName: Network DoD
OrgTechEmail: [email protected]
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2005-11-12 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
So in this case who is telling the truth? IANA or ARIN? Is this, as ARIN data is claiming, an address block that is currently allocated to the US Dept of Defense via a "direct allocation" (by IANA presumably, but unspecified in any case), or is this, as IANA data is claiming, an address block that is currently in the IANA reserved pool and can be allocated to an RIR in the future. Go figure.
Would we want to change whois output to include the 'pub/priv' flag?
or "conflicting data" flag?
or perhaps I completely missed the mark? :)
no comment :-) Geoff