Revealed: The Internet's well known BGP behavior

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Thu Aug 28 00:18:43 CDT 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> At 11:32 PM 27-08-08 -0500, John Lee wrote:
>> Thanks guys, going back to my Comer one more time. My issue, question was 
>> whether the organization doing the hijacking controlled all of the routers 
>> in the new modified path or only some of them?
>> John (ISDN) Lee
> They didn't have control of any routers other than their own.  What they had 
> to find is a single clueless upstream ISP that would allow them to announce 
> prefixes that didn't belong to them.

Clueless or big and inattentive?  AFAIK, Level3 will accept anything from long as I put it in one of the IRRs the day before I plan to 
announce it.

  Jon Lewis                   |  I route
  Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
  Atlantic Net                |
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