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    Re:On U.S. Telcos and FCC Draining the IANA Swamp
    by Anonymous on Monday November 14 2005, @04:13AM (#16498)
    This particular /8 allocation is described by IANA as "007/8 Apr 95 IANA - Reserved" in http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space while a whois query to the ARIN database reveals:

    $ whois 7.0.0.0

    OrgName: DoD Network Information Center
    OrgID: DNIC
    Address: 3990 E. Broad Street
    City: Columbus
    StateProv: OH
    PostalCode: 43218
    Country: US

    NetRange: 7.0.0.0 - 7.255.255.255
    CIDR: 7.0.0.0/8
    NetName: DISANET7
    NetHandle: NET-7-0-0-0-1
    Parent:
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    Comment: Defense Information Systems Agency
    Comment: DISA /D3
    Comment: 11440 Isaac Newton Square
    Comment: Reston, VA 22090-5087 US
    RegDate: 1997-11-24
    Updated: 1998-09-26

    RTechHandle: MIL-HSTMST-ARIN
    RTechName: Network DoD
    RTechPhone: +1-800-365-3642
    RTechEmail: HOSTMASTER@nic.mil

    OrgTechHandle: MIL-HSTMST-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Network DoD
    OrgTechPhone: +1-800-365-3642
    OrgTechEmail: HOSTMASTER@nic.mil

    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2005-11-12 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

    So in this case who is telling the truth? IANA or ARIN? Is this, as ARIN data is claiming, an address block that is currently allocated to the US Dept of Defense via a "direct allocation" (by IANA presumably, but unspecified in any case), or is this, as IANA data is claiming, an address block that is currently in the IANA reserved pool and can be allocated to an RIR in the future. Go figure.
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