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Dig on revival of Pentagon dormant IP addresses

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"Note what is actually being said in the article; someone is reconnoitering the entire Internet in such a fashion as to suggest that whoever they are, they intend to be able to commit cyber-attacks and bring the whole thing down:"

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Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life

While the world was distracted with President Donald Trump leaving office on Jan. 20, an obscure Florida company discreetly announced to the world’s computer networks a startling development: It now was managing a huge unused swath of the Internet that, for several decades, had been owned by the U.S. military.

What happened next was stranger still.

The company, Global Resource Systems LLC, kept adding to its zone of control. Soon it had claimed 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon. Three months later, the total was nearly 175 million. That’s almost 6 percent of a coveted traditional section of Internet real estate — called IPv4 — where such large chunks are worth billions of dollars on the open market.

The entities controlling the largest swaths of the Internet generally are telecommunications giants whose names are familiar: AT&T, China Telecom, Verizon. But now at the top of the list was Global Resource Systems — a company founded only in September that has no publicly reported federal contracts and no obvious public-facing website.

As listed in records, the company’s address in Plantation, Fla., outside Fort Lauderdale, is a shared workspace in an office building that doesn’t show Global Resource Systems on its lobby directory. A receptionist at the shared workspace said Friday that she could provide no information about the company and asked a reporter to leave. The company did not respond to requests for comment.

The only announcement of Global Resources Systems’ management of Pentagon addresses happened in the obscure world of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) — the messaging system that tells Internet companies how to route traffic across the world. There, messages began to arrive telling network administrators that IP addresses assigned to the Pentagon but long dormant could now accept traffic — but it should be routed to Global Resource Systems.

Network administrators began speculating about perhaps the most dramatic shift in IP address space allotment since BGP was introduced in the 1980s.

“They are now announcing more address space than anything ever in the history of the Internet,” said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis for Kentik, a network monitoring company, who was among those trying to figure out what was happening. He published a blog post on the mystery Saturday morning.

[The long life of a quick ‘fix’: Internet protocol from 1989 leaves data vulnerable to hijackers]

The theories were many. Did someone at the Defense Department sell off part of the military’s vast collection of sought-after IP addresses as Trump left office? Had the Pentagon finally acted on demands to unload the billions of dollars worth of IP address space the military has been sitting on, largely unused, for decades?

An answer, of sorts, came Friday.

The change is the handiwork of an elite Pentagon unit known as the Defense Digital Service, which reports directly to the secretary of defense. The DDS bills itself as a “SWAT team of nerds” tasked with solving emergency problems for the department and conducting experimental work to make big technological leaps for the military.

Created in 2015, the DDS operates a Silicon Valley-like office within the Pentagon. It has carried out a range of special projects in recent years, from developing a biometric app to help service members identify friendly and enemy forces on the battlefield to ensuring the encryption of emails Pentagon staff were exchanging about coronavirus vaccines with external parties.

Brett Goldstein, the DDS’s director, said in a statement that his unit had authorized a “pilot effort” publicizing the IP space owned by the Pentagon.

“This pilot will assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,” Goldstein said. “Additionally, this pilot may identify potential vulnerabilities.” (more at links)

WaPo archive link: https://archive.md/tKOOA#selection-563.0-857.171

2nd Source: https://archive.md/bDTG0

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Digging on the Florida company fronting all these DoD domains and getting some very interdasting results.

Looks like the vast majority are hosted on military intelligence operations. Fort Huachuca, AZ is a huge intel center out west and has a bunch, the DIA in DC, as well as Ashburn, VA and most are at a DoD Supply Center in Whitehall, OH (Columbus).

No idea what it all means, but any MI related is moar interdasting up in here.

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I think these might notables missed in qresearch

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Kek on the QRB coinkidinks

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there's a duplicate here that resembles what i meant to post - a little clip of what Kentik is (and why they are qualified to do this analysis)





not my area, but sounds worth tracking.

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what immediately jumped to mind:

11-11-18 = Nov. 11, 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice:

The Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany at Compiégne, France, at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918, bringing the war now known as World War I to a close.



Mayotte DIGG

Remember the mysterious wave happening every 17secs?

They never found out the reason (said later it was volcanic, but natural phenomenon aren't that exact)




Macron Armistice Day speech

like a throwdown from DS - a week later, Yellow Vest movement started and never stopped until covid stopped it.

I recorded the speech and posted it - seemed VERY significant, like a marker, can't find that post right now, but here is the key stuff:

from qresear.ch:

#3849175 at 2018-11-11 15:08:09 (UTC+1)

Q Research General #4893: When it Pains, it Shills Edition

Macron: 'Nationalism Is a Betrayal of Patriotism'

French President Emmanuel Macron warned against the dangers of nationalism in a speech aimed directly at the rising tide of populism in the United States and Europe.

With U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders looking on during an armistice day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday, Macron said the "ancient demons" that caused World War I and millions of deaths are growing stronger.

The French leader said: "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.

In saying 'Our interests first, whatever happens to the others,' you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: Its moral values."