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Bug in RIPE whois (resolved)


I discovered a humorous bug in the ripe whois database. If you search for something that should be unallocated in the range between – you will always get a /24 network in Kaliningrad, Russia as the response. Try for example or the unallocated block

This messed up my calculations earlier today. They underlying logic assumed that all IP-addresses in the range were allocated and removed those block from the free pool. I have fixed the problem for now.

Here is the link to the www version of whois.

Ripe is based in Amsterdam, NL

Update May 18 I emailed RIPE about the problem and got a reply that they now have fixed it.

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