Statistics do provide interesting viewing!

I have the  Awstats service installed on my server, I realised recently that I was getting a lot of hits from one particular IP range. On further investigation it was reviled that they are (providing the IP isn’t being spoofed) not too far away! (within 3Km)


OrgName:    Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
OrgID:      APNIC
Address:    PO Box 2131
City:       Milton
StateProv:  QLD
PostalCode: 4064
Country:    AU

ReferralServer: whois://

NetRange: –
NetName:    APNIC-ERX-147-66-0-0
NetHandle:  NET-147-66-0-0-1
Parent:     NET-147-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Early Registrations, Transferred to APNIC
Comment:    This IP address range is not registered in the ARIN database.
Comment:    This range was transferred to the APNIC Whois Database as
Comment:    part of the ERX (Early Registration Transfer) project.
Comment:    For details, refer to the APNIC Whois Database via
Comment:    WHOIS.APNIC.NET or
Comment:    ** IMPORTANT NOTE: APNIC is the Regional Internet Registry
Comment:    for the Asia Pacific region.  APNIC does not operate networks
Comment:    using this IP address range and is not able to investigate
Comment:    spam or abuse reports relating to these addresses.  For more
Comment:    help, refer to
RegDate:    2003-10-08
Updated:    2009-10-08

OrgTechHandle: AWC12-ARIN
OrgTechName:   APNIC Whois Contact
OrgTechPhone:  +61 7 3858 3188

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2010-01-21 20:00
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN’s WHOIS database.
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at

Found a referral to

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% Whois data copyright terms   

inetnum: –
netname:      ANARE-NET
descr:        Australian Government Antarctic Division
country:      AU
admin-c:      TP161-AP
tech-c:       TP161-AP
mnt-by:       APNIC-HM
changed: 19920420
changed: 20030910
changed: 20070125
source:       APNIC

person:       Tim Parr
address:      203 Channel Hwy
address:      Kingston, TAS
address:      Australia  7050
country:      AU
phone:        +61 3 6232 3140
fax-no:       +61 3 6283 2140
nic-hdl:      TP161-AP
mnt-by:       MAINT-NEW
changed: 20070125
source:       APNIC

Now the person/persons who have some interest in my server kindly like to explain them selves?  😀

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