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Journal: unallocated ARIN IP being routed by sprint?

Journal by james_couzens

Was routinely blocking fucking losers from China where most spam regardless of the piece of shit responsible for it "happening", most spam originates from useless Chinese boxes, when I saw this:

221.232.138.110:3776

I checked with ARIN, and its unallocated, yet some how this useless machine is attempting to deliver mail. So I traceroute:

root@data:~# traceroute 221.232.138.110
traceroute to 221.232.138.110 (221.232.138.110), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
  1 10.23.240.1 (10.23.240.1) 1.287 ms 0.736 ms 0.725 ms
  2 d142-179-88-254.bchsia.telus.net (142.179.88.254) 60.647 ms 27.669 ms 57.233 ms
  3 208.181.240.122 (208.181.240.122) 55.737 ms 120.137 ms 74.908 ms
  4 vancbc01gr01.bb.telus.com (154.11.4.65) 126.903 ms 250.688 ms 237.115 ms
  5 * * *
  6 sttlwa01gr01.bb.telus.com (209.53.75.166) 176.842 ms 298.406 ms 196.857 ms
  7 so-5-0-0-0.gar2.Seattle1.Level3.net (65.57.72.9) 140.043 ms 142.755 ms 174.737 ms
  8 so-0-0-0.gar1.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.247.8.161) 213.361 ms 123.118 ms 38.348 ms
  9 Sprint-Level3-oc48.Seattle1.Level3.net (209.0.227.134) 33.283 ms 136.914 ms 188.668 ms
10 sl-bb22-tac-6-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.9.151) 187.684 ms 292.580 ms 292.518 ms
11 sl-bb23-tac-15-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.17.182) 328.461 ms 180.279 ms 179.637 ms
12 sl-bb22-sj-9-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.20.8) 369.469 ms 421.774 ms 310.221 ms
13 sl-bb24-sj-13-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.3.214) 253.711 ms 399.340 ms 210.862 ms
14 sl-bb20-ana-6-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.20.100) 172.147 ms 215.595 ms 234.884 ms
15 sl-gw29-ana-0-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.1.146) 169.384 ms 214.833 ms 201.547 ms
16 * sl-china1-6-0.sprintlink.net (144.228.74.222) 343.960 ms 313.979 ms
17 202.97.51.161 (202.97.51.161) 711.602 ms 629.264 ms 729.061 ms
18 202.97.33.109 (202.97.33.109) 723.255 ms 584.164 ms 633.736 ms
19 202.97.36.74 (202.97.36.74) 812.010 ms * 968.519 ms
20 * 202.97.35.202 (202.97.35.202) 760.093 ms 913.376 ms
21 * 221.232.254.2 (221.232.254.2) 832.127 ms 919.101 ms
22 221.232.254.54 (221.232.254.54) 966.489 ms * *
23 * * 221.232.248.3 (221.232.248.3) 827.506 ms
24 221.232.248.50 (221.232.248.50) 840.005 ms 801.198 ms 846.312 ms
25 221.232.138.110 (221.232.138.110) 922.628 ms * *

If this range is unallocated, why the hell is sprint routing it?

root@data:~# whois 221.232.138.110

OrgName: Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
OrgID: APNIC
Address: PO Box 2131
City: Milton
StateProv: QLD
PostalCode: 4064
Country: AU

ReferralServer: whois://whois.apnic.net

NetRange: 221.0.0.0 - 221.255.255.255
CIDR: 221.0.0.0/8
NetName: APNIC7
NetHandle: NET-221-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: Allocated to APNIC
NameServer: NS1.APNIC.NET
NameServer: NS3.APNIC.NET
NameServer: NS4.APNIC.NET
NameServer: NS-SEC.RIPE.NET
NameServer: TINNIE.ARIN.NET
Comment: This IP address range is not registered in the ARIN database.
Comment: For details, refer to the APNIC Whois Database via
Comment: WHOIS.APNIC.NET or http://www.apnic.net/apnic-bin/whois2.pl
Comment: ** IMPORTANT NOTE: APNIC is the Regional Internet Registry
Comment: for the Asia Pacific region. APNIC does not operate networks
Comment: using this IP address range and is not able to investigate
Comment: spam or abuse reports relating to these addresses. For more
Comment: help, refer to http://www.apnic.net/info/faq/abuse
Comment:
RegDate:
Updated: 2005-05-20
OrgTechHandle: AWC12-ARIN
OrgTechName: APNIC Whois Contact
OrgTechPhone: +61 7 3858 3100
OrgTechEmail: search-apnic-not-arin@apnic.net

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2005-05-29 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

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Journal: Google Insiders sell over $1B in stock in May

Journal by james_couzens
After watching "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer pace all around the TV studio ranting about this stock and that stock, I took note when he said "sell google" before Google speaks at the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Internet Conference. This prompted some research on my part and I came up with an interesting tidbit of information over at FuckedGoogle.com which noted on May 23rd that...

Shattering all previous dot.com records, on May 4th Google registered its largest single instance of insider liquidation to date. Over 1 billion dollars worth sold in under 24 hours.

This chart from Quote.com which tracks the last month of NASDAQ:GOOG placing "insider trade" markers. An interesting article by WashingtonPost.com of March 17, adds a little perspective.

All said and done, with the stock closing at $260.81 yesterday one can't help but wonder how long can a company that has recently been acused of click fraud and has been pissing off advertisers and whose insider trades in one month alone surpass all historical profits keep this up?

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Journal: Slashdot journal is a piece of shit

Journal by james_couzens

I just figured out why I never post to this thing, look at my last post, it looks like absolute shit. Why don't the code monkeys for this place let you at least upload a plain text file and post it that way of they insist on being lazy sacks of shit.

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Journal: Riiiiight... and we're running out of IP addresses...

Journal by james_couzens

Not that the presense of a PTR (reverse) record in DNS signifies absolute employment of an IP address, but in the days where anything not being a server should be behind NAT for security reasons, one has to ask the question, why does BCAA need almost 13,000 ip addresses, and of those nearly 13,000 ip addresses, how many do you suppose they actually use?

Lets find out:

code3 perl # ./lookup.bcaa.pl data /var/log/bcaa.log
Writing to logfile: /var/log/bcaa.log
Scanning addresses: 192.197.0.1 stopping at 192.197.50.255

--[ LEGEND ]-------------
. = NO PTR record found
x = PTR record found
-------------------------

Performing 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------------------------------------------------------------
Records with PTR: [19]
Records without PTR: [12935]
Total Queries: [12954]
------------------------------------------------------------

Scan complete.

How very interesting, just what were those 19 records?

Fri May 20 02:33:14 PDT 2005:(192.197.1.5)->[RELIANT.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:33:14 PDT 2005:(192.197.1.11)->[MAIL.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:33:14 PDT 2005:(192.197.1.13)->[MAIL2.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:33:16 PDT 2005:(192.197.2.11)->[webmail.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.220)->[www.sojournscanada.com]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.240)->[www.bcaa.com]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.241)->[exploreourcandada.com]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.242)->[FALCON.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.246)->[WWW2.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.247)->[webmember.BCAA.COM]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.248)->[CAMRY.BCAA.COM]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.249)->[WWWSTAGE.BCAA.BC.CA]
Fri May 20 02:34:11 PDT 2005:(192.197.9.250)->[sycs.bcaa.com]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.164)->[mail2.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.165)->[mail2.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.168)->[mail.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.169)->[mail.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.193)->[host193.bcaa.bc.ca]
Fri May 20 02:41:01 PDT 2005:(192.197.50.197)->[firebird.bcaa.bc.ca]

What a fucking waste.

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Journal: Linksys and the RV042

Journal by james_couzens

I've been so wrapped up with work that I forgot to post here. I was able to obtain the new firmware from Linksys thanks to help from David Turner of the FSF (novalis@fsf.org). One month after speaking with him Linksys released the firmware. I think its more of an administrative issue as opposed to Linksys not actually wanting to release it.

Now to go after Netgear...

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Journal: Quotable Quotes

Journal by james_couzens
When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

I just saw this on the bottom of the screen and it made me laugh, so I'm putting it here so I remember to put it in a tagline when I get bored of my current one by Andrew S. Tanenbaum:

"This is not quite as crazy as it sounds, since people knew how to write small, efficient programs in those days, a skill that has subsequently been lost."

:-)
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Journal: Linksys is delinquent in their GPL compliance

Journal by james_couzens
I have been attempting to obtain updated firmware from Linksys for the RV042 VPN router (specifically although I'm equally interested in updated firmware for other devices), with little success. I've been meaning to journal my acitivites for some time and so I thought, what better place than here?!

So I've converted my correspondence with Linksys into downloadble PDF documents which I'll link here:

My original request for updated GPL firmware
Lovely automated response
Sent to opensource@linksys.com which turns out to be a dead address :(
Finally a real response, although its useless

More posts as it happens...

If you want to help, please EMAIL support@linksys.com and tell them you are REQUESTING (don't demand!) updated GPL firmware for ANY Linksys hardware that you have.

"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI

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