IT Network Documentation - IPv4/v6 Public Facing addresses

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Veterans' Affairs.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

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: Ben Fairless

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

I refer to my request sent via Right to Know. The full request can be found here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/7...

I forgot to add that I would prefer this request be treated 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 (from the date it was initially received).

Please can you confirm receipt of my initial request and this amendment?

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Fairless

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14-49

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). I acknowledge receipt of your email
received 29 July 2014, seeking to have your request considered under
administrative access. However, the Department has decided to process
your request under the provisions of the FOI Act. I have taken your
request to be for the following:

1. Records detailing the IPv4 (and if relevant, IPv6) addresses used to
access the public internet from within [the Department's] network;
2. If a particular IP address serves a particular area within the
Department, records with that information.

We received your request on 16 July 2014 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore expect a decision by 15 August 2014. The period of 30
days may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a
charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

You will be notified of any charges in relation to your request as soon
as possible, before we process any requested documents or impose a final
charge.

We will contact you using the email address you have provided. Please
advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following
details:

Email: [DVA request email]
Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Yours sincerely

Frank White
Information Access Officer
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

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Dear Mr Fairless

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14-49

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). I have taken your request to be for the
following:

1. Records detailing the IPv4 (and if relevant, IPv6) addresses used to
access the public internet from within [the Department's] network;
2. If a particular IP address serves a particular area within the
Department, records with that information.

Please find enclosed with this email:

1. Statement of Reasons, including your rights of review

<<FOI 14-49 Statement of Reasons - refused access.pdf>>

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following
details:

Email: [DVA request email]
Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Yours sincerely

Frank White
Information Access Officer
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

15 August 2014

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