What is a Darknet?
Darknets (also called network telescopes, Internet sinks and darkspaces) are sets of IP addresses advertised by routing protocols, however without hosting any device. All traffic reaching the darknet remains unanswered and thus is considered unsolicited. In this page we can find on-line information about the Polito Darknet.
This darknet is formed by three /24 networks, with non-continuous addresses, hosted at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. It is a particularly interesting darknet, since the addresses have been allocated for production traffic until recently, and are in the middle of IP ranges used for production traffic.