IT Network Documentation - IPv4/v6 Public Facing addresses

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Social Services

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Department of Social Services,

I am writing to you to request information pertaining to your Information Technology infrastructure.

Namely, I am after records detailing the IPv4 (and if relevant,
IPv6) addresses used to access the public internet from within your network.

To clarify, these are the public facing addresses of your private network. I am only requesting addresses that are used to access the general public internet.

In addition, if it is such that a particular IP address serves a
particular area within your department (for example, one IP address is used for Media Relations, while another is used for Ministerial Communications), I also request access to this information.

To assist you in locating this information, I suggest it would be found in network documentation, or at the very least in configuration files of your
router and firewall equipment.

Please do not hesitate to reply if you require clarification to
fulfil this request.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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From: FOI
Department of Social Services

Good morning Mr Fairless

The Department of Social Services has received your request.

Could you please clarify if you are making the request for the purposes of the FOI Act or as a general request.

Many thanks

Regards
FOI Officer
Information Law Team
Public Law Branch
Legal Services Group
Department of Social Services

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.            

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear FOI,

Please treat this as a request for administrative access. If for some reason the request cannot be dealt with in this way, please treat it as a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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From: FOI
Department of Social Services

Good evening Mr Fairless,

The IPv4 addresses used to access the public internet from the DSS network are as follows:

203.217.150.190
203.217.150.76
203.217.150.77

Additionally, DSS do not currently access the general public internet on IPv6.

This information is publically available and can be validated by using the search function on the following website: https://www.apnic.net/

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Regards
FOI Officer
Information Law Team
Public Law Branch
Legal Services Group
Department of Social Services

DSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.
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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thanks for the quick and simple reply, much appreciated!

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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Robin de Garis left an annotation ()

Wow, they were quick and useful.
Who would have thought social services out of all departments would be on the ball?

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