questions regarding prefix hijacking

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at
Wed Aug 7 09:03:45 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:58 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at> wrote:

> On (2013-08-07 11:20 +0300), Martin T wrote:
>> on Internet? Has there been such situations in history? Isn't there a
>> method against such hijacking? Or have I misunderstood something and
>> this isn't possible?
> Certainly practical scenario, but in many cases not needed at all. In most
> cases upstream does not do any automatic prefix filter generation, it's
> maybe somewhat popular in mid-sized european shops but generally not too
> common.
> There is active on-going work to secure BGP and you may want to read up on
> 'RPKI' which is further along that track.

I hope it has better adoption than BCP38/BCP84. :-)

- ferg

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson

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