BGP Attack - Best Defense ?

Jason Fesler jfesler at
Fri Aug 29 17:17:28 CDT 2008

> I am signed up for the Prefix Hijack Alert System 
> ( and would be alerted in about 6 hours (or 
> less?) about a prefix announcement change.

Would the alerts go to a mail server behind said BGP prefixes?

Also, if you're gonna bother at all.. I'd humbly suggest that 6 hours is 
too long to wait.  Without naming names, consider if this response time is 
adequate, and if not, look at some of the commercial options.

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