I guess the aliens have provided the military with quantum communications devices. They don’t need no stinking internet. Ha ha,
this is definitely weird. this giant swath of internet is being controlled by a company in a mini suite in FLA. The company previously was sending spam emails out and got in trouble for it.
It’s happening! That 17th letter predicted this! Patriots are in Control!!
Isn’t Microsoft in charge of US Defense now? I thought I read that a while back. But it might have been a senior moment.
Great! I can finally start that blog I’ve always wanted!
Nothing mysterious about it.
The government swept up all of the porn sites on the internet. And now those monthly payments you’ve been making thru your charge card...are all going to the Pentagon.
It’s the revenge of the Qtards!
They gonna expose everyone who doesn’t believe in secret pedo tunnels
and Hillary’s sex dungeons on Mars and Adrenochromes. You betcha.
Really strange...just don’t know what to make of this.
“entrust management of the address space to a company that seems not to have existed until September.”
Paging Hunter Biden”.
4 billion dollars! LOL!! They misplace that much and more in any given year.
Did the Big Guy get his cut?
This would have made some sense back when we first were having a really serious IP crunch. A /8 subnet is 16,777,216 addressable IP addresses. If the government actually does find these addresses surplus to needs, they could have split it into /16 blocks, and auctioned off 256 separate networks of 65,536 addresses each. Bet that would have gotten some interest.
Of course, the actual solution to fixing the address shortage is to move to IPv6, but that effort seems to have largely stalled. Also, from what I’ve seen where it has been implemented, it has been done in an extraordinarily wasteful manner. For instance, I’ve seen reports of folks being allocated a /64 of IPv6 space. If I were allocated a block like that, I’d be able assign 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique IP addresses on my local network. I figure that is a bit more than I am likely to need. Even if each location was assigned a /96 subnet, you’d still have more IPv6 addresses available to you (4,294,967,296) than an entire /10 subnet in IPv4.