[TriLUG] Is the DoD monitoring my phone?

Steve Pinkham steve.pinkham at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 17:15:15 EST 2011

On 11/08/2011 01:59 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> <tinfoil hat>
> If it is DoD snooping, I would expect them to be registered as "Virgin
> Associates" or something that would lead you to believe they were a
> benign part of Virgin Mobile.
> </tinfoid hat>
> Joe

You've obviously got the DoD and NSA confused.  :-)

This sounds exactly like what I'd expect from the DoD (provided by one
of the beltway bandit consulting firms, of course).

However, what's more likely in this case is that since the 28 /8 network
is not currently in the global routing tables, providers have started
using that address space like the RFC 1918 space as the IPv4 crunch
continues.  See this link for more discussion of the issue.

The IPv4 crunch is coming, and it will get much worse before it gets
better. :-(

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