[talk] Optimum provided home router madness

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Sun Feb 1 17:30:18 EST 2015

On Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 05:22:36PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
> Mark Saad:
> > All So I am at a souperbowl party and they have a optimum Internet
> > and a vendor provided home router . The strangest thing with its
> > setup is the wireless network ( configured by optimum ) hands out
> > ip's in 24.0/13 net block ! Anyone have a idea why they would do this
> > ?
> I bet it has something to do with data mining... triple nat'g while
> their wireless device sniffs the wlan's MAC addresses.  There is
> probably an update to RFC 1918 designating that block for third parties
> to watch your Facebook posts.

That block is assigned to Comcast NJ. Any chance Optimum is part of

It's possible (barely) that you're getting actual IP
addresses. Unlikely, but you have me curious.

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