Department of Work and Pensions UK in Possession of 16.9 Million Unused IPv4 Addresses

The Department of Work and Pensions, UK has an entire block of /8 IPv4 addresses that is unused and an e-petition has been filed in this regards asking the DWP to sell it off thus easing off the RIPE IPv4 address space scarcity a little.

John Graham-Cumming, who found this unused block, wrote in a blog post that the DWP was in possession of IPv4 addresses. According to Cumming, these 16.9 million IP addresses are unused at the moment and he derived this conclusion by doing a check in the ASN database. A check of the ASN database will show that there are no networks for that block of addresses, he wrote — via

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