IT Network Documentation - IPv4/v6 Public Facing addresses

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Communications and the Arts

The request was refused by Department of Communications and the Arts.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Department of Communications,

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 Communications,

I refer to my request sent via Right to Know. The full request can be found here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/6...

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 Communications and the Arts

Dear Mr Fairless

 

Freedom of Information Request No. 05-1415

 

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department on 16 July 2014
seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), to
the following:

 

‘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’.

 

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 days, which
commenced from the date it was received.

 

Please note that processing charges may be imposed and that consultation
with third parties may be required. If it is necessary to seek agreement
to pay charges or to consult with third parties, additional processing
time is provided under the FOI Act. You will be advised of any charges as
well as any need to consult third parties in relation to your request.

 

Information Publication Scheme

 

In accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act, where the Department gives
access to a document under section 11A of the FOI Act, the Department must
publish that information on its website within 10 working days after the
day an applicant is given access to the documents.

 

Please see [1]www.oaic.gov.au for more information about the Information
Publication Scheme.

 

Please contact the FOI Team at [2][Department of Communications and the Arts request email] or on 02 6271
1741 if you have any queries.    

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

FOI Unit | Legal Division

Phone +61 02 6271 1741

[3]www.communications.gov.au

 

Department of Communications

Level 3, 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

 

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From: Ben Fairless

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Dear FOI,

A response to my request is overdue. Can you please provide the requested information?

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

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Department of Communications and the Arts


Attachment OAIC fact sheet 12 Applicant Review Rights.pdf
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Attachment FOI 05 1415 Access Decision Statement of Reasons.pdf
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Dear Mr Fairless

 

Freedom of Information Request No. 05-1415 – Decision on Access

 

Please find attached the following documents relating to your FOI request:

 

·         Decision on Access – Statement of Reasons

·         OAIC FOI Fact Sheet 12 - Applicant Review Rights

 

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Officer

FOI Unit | Legal Division

Phone +61 02 6271 1741

[1]www.communications.gov.au

 

Department of Communications

Level 3, 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

 

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Alex Sadleir left an annotation ()

203.9.192.0 - 203.9.223.255 DBCDE-AU Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
http://whois.domaintools.com/203.9.192.0
http://bgp.he.net/AS9555#_prefixes

This is probably servers rather than internet access though http://reverseip.domaintools.com/search/...

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