Skip to comments.Cry havoc! — and let slip the IP addresses of war
Posted on 04/27/2021 9:40:16 AM PDT by bitt
Saturday 24 April brought a little information cluster bomb in the Washington Post with the promising headline “Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life.”
It turned out, on investigation, that the “minutes” were a literal reference. The statutory end of Trump’s term was 12 noon EST on 20 January 2021, and according to computer records, the floodgate on the “dormant IP addresses” opened at 11:57:35 AM EST.
This appears to be the only thing any of this had to do with Trump.
We’ll look at that below. The long-story background is at the Post story and AP follow-on, which added a few more useful specifics. Using the information from those stories, with some LU research mixed in, we can tell the short-version as follows: In the 1990s, the Pentagon reserved for itself millions of IP addresses out of the universe of possible addresses that use Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4, to manage Internet connections
IPv4 addresses are a precious commodity at this point, because the potential universe of them maxed out several years ago. Web infrastructure managers are being encouraged now to migrate to IPv6, to relieve competition for a finite and scarce resource.
The Pentagon’s millions of those older-version IP addresses had lain dormant until 20 January 2021 at 11:57:35 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
At that second, they announced their presence with authority. That’s a thing: an IP address is “announced” to the Net universe, and that’s when you know it’s live and open for business. Read about it at the links.
(Excerpt) Read more at libertyunyielding.com ...
That’s it! This will lead to SOMETHING!
They designed the plan to enact it while he was in office.
They put it in play after the November 20th coup.
Many of us knew this was occurring, but none of us knew the HOW it would happen and pretty much could get no data on the ones we suspected that should be shot for treason.
WW3 has been a cyber/intelligence war waged pretty much behind our backs / in front of our noses.
The Arizona re-count should blow this whole thing wide open.
The reason Harris is not at the border is because she is not VP, just as sleepy jobama is not the POTUS
And, to some extent, it feels like a word salad. There's this guy, who used to work for that guy, and he worked at this place, which used to do business with another place, and to understand why that is important, we need to take a side journey ... and talk about another guy, who knew a guy ...
Lots of words.
And the conclusion:
It looks like someone wants to do something with those IP addresses. What it is, people with other expert backgrounds will probably have to divine.
Just another straw to grasp at for those who prefer fantasy to reality.
I have no faith in the AZ recount. If it is too damaging it will never see the light of day, if not, it will be broadcast near and far.
Reminds me of that old line in a letter written by Lincoln (IIRC): I apologize for the length of this letter, but I didn’t have time to write a shorter one. :)
I agree this is a very odd situation, but we can’t assume it was done with sinister intentions...
I don’t know for sure, but when TCP/IP was introduced no one had any idea it would explode with interest along with the internet....
Since the DoD was one of the few original parts of the internet or Arpanet as it was known in the beginning...I’m sure they reserved a huge slice of ip addresses for themselves...
This was also before something known as NAT or Network Address Translation which allowed for the mass conservation of IP addresses....basically you could use ONE public IP address and have any number of Private IP addresses sharing the one public address...
Probably the DoD has converted to IPv6 and decided to release or change things with all the old IPv4 addresses they were sitting on....
Dyer is retired USN Intel. Very thorough. Think the point is that the IPs belong to a non-demonrat controlled element of mil, unknown segments or... agencies. Not the (C)lowns.
I HAVE to think it will amount to something.
> IPv4 addresses are a precious commodity at this point
Yep, just a couple of years ago MIT sold off half of it’s 18.x.x.x address space for about $700 million.
A good read.
I think this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There’s so much more underwater that we can’t see.
You’re right, like every story I’ve read about this, it’s techno-babble nonsense.
If the department of defense had used all of its IP addresses it would have been hugely vulnerable to hacking. Instead they probably networked their computers on a closed topology with internal addresses. They probably reserved one of the first octet numbers for themselves at the beginning since it seemed like the thing to do at the time. 255 * 255 * 255 = 65,090,025 possible addresses. Now they don’t need them so probably they had to let them go.
Thanks for posting, bitt.
Is Biden putting those addresses on pallets and flying them via USAF cargo jet to Tehran?
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