Campus IP Addressing

This document is a brief introduction to the various types of networks in use on and off campus. It is meant to provide a guideline for interpreting WiscNic output.

There are two main types of IP networks contained within WiscNic: Campus and Off-Campus:

Campus:

There are a number of networks which the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and which are used for a variety of purposes. A complete listing of these networks can be found here: Campus IP Address Ranges.
Off-Campus:
When a WiscNic query uses an off-campus IP address, WiscNic will return "WHOLE-IPV4", which signifies that the network being queried is not a campus network. "WHOLE-IPV4" refers to the entire range of IP Version 4 networks possible, and only signifies that the network being queried is not one of the networks managed by the University.

Campus Networks

There are two main types of Campus IP Networks: Customer and Network Management.

Off-Campus Networks

There are two main types of Off-Campus IP networks: Normal and Special Use.