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    Junior Member
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    Question about IPs

    Ok so maybe Im too new at this but Im just wondering why a webserver would be getting hit with a block of reserved IP addresses, you know, the ones Iana blocks for private network usage?? (172.16...). Could this be a proxy spoofing those addresses or is IANA compromised?

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Hi there! and welcome to AO.

    I do not think that IANA is compromised.

    It looks a bit like someone spoofing into you.

    With respect, a bit more information about the topography of your network would be helpful

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    Just Another Geek
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    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    IANA doesn't 'block' anything. All they do is register IP address ranges. IANA also doesn't control routing on the internet so even if IANA was compromised and someone 'took' 172.16/12 it still would never work because every router on the internet will drop it.

    As for spoofing, that's highly unlikely. It's hard to do in a controlled lab environment. And it's next to impossible to spoof a fully blown TCP connection over the internet.

    My guess is that's it's traffic that's originating on your own network.
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