On the day President Joe Biden was sworn in there was a very odd thing that happened on the internet. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank owned by the U.S. Department of Defense announced to the world’s computer networks that it was now running a colossal, previously unused part of the internet.
Because of that, the actual real estate has since more than quadrupled to 175 million addresses about 1/25th the size of the current internet. Doug Madore, director of internet analysis at Kentik, a network operating company stated” It is massive.
That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet, it’s also more than twice the size of the internet space used by the Pentagon”. The Pentagon has now given a very terse description for what it’s getting After weeks of wonder by the networking community, still it has not answered many basic questions.
On Friday a statement declared a statement issued by Brett Goldstein, chief of the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service, which is running the project the military hopes to “assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,”, Who are consistently infiltrating U.S. networks, sometimes operating from unused internet address blocks.
It also hopes to “identify potential vulnerabilities” as part of efforts to defend against cyber-intrusions by global adversaries.