26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Speakers
nibbler
Schedule
Day Day 2 - 2009-12-28
Room Saal3
Start time 21:45
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 3688
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English
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"Haste ma'n netblock?"

Layer 8 based IP Address hijacking in the end of the days of IPv4

In times of the omnipresent scare of IPv4 address shortage and price tags on Internet resources that are raised on a yearly basis some people look for creative means of securing themselves parts of "pre-owned" IP space. This space comes from the various early birds on the net. From major corporations to the US Military: Nobody is safe of getting his unused IP assets nicked. This talk will explain the ways IP assignments are made and how clever and not so clever, greedy and not so greedy IP thieves can get into the possession of valuable IP assets.

The talk will be structured in three parts:

  • History and current practices of IP assignments worldwide.
    • what happened before the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) were founded
    • how did the RIRs allocate/assign IP blocks and other resources back then
    • some words about past and current policy towards the end of the happy IPv4 days
  • Methods of recovering IP space
    • the procedure for legit owners
    • flaws that can be exploited
    • how i got into possession of four 3-digit-ASn
    • real world example of a group that apparently has balls of steal piling up /16s of major corporations all over the world.
  • The future is bright!
    • shiny happy IPv6 world
    • legal ways the RIPE NCC fights the problem of poorly maintained IP space
    • the end is not near! due to certain policy changes we will have more IPv4 resources than currently estimated.