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

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 23:19:25 CDT 2011


Its also a procedure that does need some due diligence done on it, to
avoid attacks where a SP's netblock is stolen when its actively routed
rather than abandoned.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Brandon Ross <bross at pobox.com> wrote:
>
> What makes you think it was blind?  The standard industry practice is to ask
> someone requesting to announce a route for a letter on the owner's letter
> head authorizing the announcement.  Is it really that hard to invent some
> letterhead and sign a letter?
>
> It's probably one of the easiest to circumvent "security" procedures ever.
>
> Frankly it's a giant waste of time and does nothing other than frustrate
> legitimate work.
>



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Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at gmail.com)




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