HIJACKED: 148.163.0.0/16 -- WTF? Level3 is now doing IP hijacking??

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 20:25:14 CDT 2011


This is an old enough "technique" dating back to a few years -
re-registering an expired domain that belonged to the ARIN contact,
and filling out the ISP paperwork.

There does seem to be something that needs to be done - its not
something ARIN can easily look into, the SP is much better placed to
take action.  But its a gray area between the two.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:22 AM, Jim Gonzalez <jim at impactbusiness.com> wrote:
> I have a level 3 circuit with BGP. Level 3 set me up a maintainer. To
> communicate with this program I just send an email to the maintainer, based
> on my email address and the maintainer name it will allow the route I
> request advertisement. I don't believe any one monitors this system and I
> would imagine if no one complains about this company advertising hijacked
> routes to level 3 then it would be quite easy to advertise a network that
> has been abandon.



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Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at gmail.com)




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