[#135346] Unauthorized BGP Announcements (follow up to Hijacked Networks)

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Wed Feb 1 18:16:46 UTC 2012

> >> "We have a contractual relationship with our customer to announce
> that space.  We have neither a contractual relationship (in this
> context) with the RIR nor the RIR's customer.  The RIR and/or the RIR's
> customer should resolve this issue with our customer."
> > Contracts are generally not a valid reason to be breaking laws.
> Which law?
> Regards,
> -drc

Let's say I had a business in space in a building I was leasing at 100 Main Street, Podunk, USA.  Now let's say you didn't renew the lease so I moved to a building up the block but put the 100 Main Street address on my new location and continued to use that address for my business.

Or let's say I operated a TV station on channel 37 that was allocated to you but you terminate my operating contract.  So I lease/erect a new transmitter and continue broadcasting on channel 37.

There obviously must be a remedy for two parties attempting to utilize the same resource at the same time, particularly when one party is the rightfully in control of that resource's use.  It might be civil rather than criminal but the rightful owner of the resource would have a good case.

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