AS8584 taking over the internet

Henry Linneweh linneweh at
Fri Apr 10 12:54:00 UTC 1998

If....smurf is a terrorist tool my friend.....

Dave Van Allen wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy at]
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 11:51 PM
> To: Dalvenjah FoxFire
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: AS8584 taking over the internet
> > IOW, if some terrorist group manages to get set up where they can announce
> > BGP, they can toy essentially with whatever they like, until people/their
> > upstream gets a clue and installs filters.
> -before we get too hysterical, it may be worth noting that to date the
> -problems have been caused by lack of clue, not lack of ethics, morals,
> -or empathy.  not that this is reason less for caution, but it might
> -guide our reaction towards the actual, as opposed to imagined, problems.
> -randy
> Nevertheless, he is right.
> Best regards,
> David Van Allen - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
> dave at (888)321-FAST(3278)
> FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions


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