How many others are nullrouting BT?

michael.dillon at michael.dillon at
Mon May 14 09:43:18 UTC 2007

> I do hope that when the UK police get tired of waiting, that they shut
> down everything in BT's data centre and take it all as evidence.  BT
> deserves at least that, and frankly a whole lot more.

I've already replied privately to Jo offering my help to escalate this
internally at BT to the right person. But I would like to point out that
BT does not have "a" data centre that can be shut down. BT is a very
large network operator with probably hundreds of data centres worldwide.
We also operate multiple IP networks and have many different lines of
business. The problem appears to be with the UK consumer Internet line
of business. Even though I have nothing to do with that particular
group, I will still escalate this issue to make sure that the right
people know about it.

I know that Verizon is another company that has many lines of business
and it can be difficult to find the right contact. Others have mentioned
the fact that many large operators separate email and network operations
into separate business units which deal separately with their abuse

While NANOG is a nice stopgap for getting to the right people, it seems
to me that we should, collectively, come up with a better system for
doing this. If only the RIR databases were verified so that all contacts
listed were reading, willing and able to act on abuse issues...

--Michael Dillon

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