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Departmental Internet

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 336-37W, on Government Departments: information and communications technology, which IP addresses are used by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) computers in the offices of their (i) Ministers and (ii) communications officials. (241966)

To help defend against electronic attack, it is standard good information security practice for corporate IT systems not to publish internal IP addresses. When accessing internet websites, the IP addresses of all of the computers on the Law Officers' Department's internal office IT system are hidden behind the following IP addresses which are publicly available—195.92.40.49 and 62.25.106.209. These IP addresses are shared with other Government Departments that use the Government Secure Intranet.