Illegal IPs

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  1. coolbeans

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    So, I got a dedi through seedhost.eu recently with a /27 and the range of IPs deliver, but spam assassin gives anything sent off them an instant 3.4 score for "RCVD_ILLEGAL_IP Received: contains illegal IP address".

    Paid just over $55 for that block of 32 IPs x_x Anyone else have issues with providers issuing IPs like this?

    Maybe there was fine print I failed to read, but sucks that providers can charge you for these IPs...:goodnight:
     
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    First time I have heard of something like that.

    However, little surprises me anymore now-a-days.

    :(
     
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    I'm guessing here, but it might be space that ARIN, RIPE, whoever historically held on to and then released because of IP depletion. If that's the case then someone needs to update their sa ruleset.
     
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    JF actually makes a good point.

    It could be that the source IP's being cited by the O.P. are from a reclaimed range that was flagged as hijacked/zombies/defunct company. They then went back into the IP pool and given to a new ISP. Those are then reassigned, and not all of the DB's are updated. Especially if Haus or some BL has them as a "do not route" or alike.

    That said, we would need more details, assuming the source ISP actually knows the scoop or history.
     
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    The /27 they gave me is in this range: 5.135.x.x

    I'm not much of a networking guy but that doesn't appear to fall within this:

    0/8 Reserved
    1/8 Unallocated
    2/8 Unallocated
    7/8 Live allocation - US DoD
    127/8 Loopback range (excepting localhost 127.0.0/24)
    223/8 Unallocated
    224/4 Multicast

    WTF
     
  7. JohnFarrell

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    There's more space that's considered bad, illegal, non-routable than that. Give me a few minutes and I'll see if I can find something.

    EDIT:

    It appears to have been allocated a little over a year and half ago and it doesn't appear on the SH do not route list.

    http://community.logmein.com/t5/Hamachi/Hamachi-and-the-5-0-0-0-8-netblock/td-p/55826 <= appears that some device used that space when it was unallocated like jackasses and it caused problems for it's users.

    Based on some older posts about spamassassin that predate the RIPE allocation people recommended blocking that /8. It does appear to me at least that's the issue (really really old sa rules). There's not much you or anyone can do about that.

    Probably not what you wanted to hear, but at least it's not something you did wrong.
     
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