questions regarding prefix hijacking

Marsh Ray maray at
Wed Aug 7 21:47:26 UTC 2013

> From: Christopher Morrow
> Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2:06 PM
> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Marsh Ray <maray at> wrote:
> >
> > It would be incredibly useful for someone to start a page or a category on
> Wikipedia "List of Internet Routing and DNS Incidents" that would include
> both "accidental" and malicious events.
> do we really need that?

Have you ever heard of someone using IP addresses as an access control mechanism? (AKA, "IP whitelist")

When I hear about this, I would really *love* to be able to link them to a credible source.

> they seem to occur often enough that that isn't really required :(

*I* believe you, but in practice that's not sufficient to convince many other folks.
Currently, a section of a page on Wikipedia lists 7 incidents going back to 1997.

Serious question: Do folks here feel that is an accurate representation of this phenomenon in practice?

- Marsh

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