Right after getting that DSL connection working, I was wondering how to find out the IP address of the modem. My own computer is behind it and not worth mentioning as it starts in public IP address range.
Then, it came to me and I posted a comment on this very own blog and there it was. Modem’s IP address. What was astounding was the fact that it started in class A. Before this moment, I never understood why Pakistan would have a class A address when the DNS servers are in class C. But this means that PTCL must have enrolled in regional authorities database to start dishing out broadband connections.
Further digging up www.who.is revealed that PTCL had acquired this network range in January 2007.
And a visit to www.apnic.net further enlightened that
inetnum: xxx.xx.0.0 - xxx.xx.255.255
meaning there are 64009 connections available. With this additional information
person: IMTIAZ AHMED BAIBERS
address: PTCL Headquarters, 5th Floor New Building
changed: email@example.com 20070605