Hijacked IP space.

Greg Maxwell gmaxwell at martin.fl.us
Tue Nov 4 15:42:40 UTC 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Brian Bruns wrote:

> I've confirmed this behavior with several of the backbones.  Why are these
> backbones allowing their T1 customers to make these kind of announcements
> without any kind of authorization forms or simple checking to see if its a
> valid announcement for that customer?

Because confirming this isn't always trivial, and is easy to fake.
Most importantly because it hasn't been a major problem, unless you
consider william's ranting to be of operational impact.

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