Internet Surveillance and Boomerang Routing: A Call for Canadian Network Sovereignty
deleskie at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 21:19:34 UTC 2013
I agree this is a problem, but its been a problem since at least 1994 (
my first exposure ) and I suspect longer, the issue is east we capacity in
Canada is very $$, pushing traffic from Toronto east to points south to get
it to Vancouver is much more cost effective.
On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at mykolab.com>wrote:
> A Canadian ISP colleague of mine suggested that the NANOG constituency
> might be interested in this, given some recent 'revelations', so I forward
> it here for you perusal.
> "Preliminary analysis of more than 25,000 traceroutes reveals a
> phenomenon we call ‘boomerang routing’ whereby Canadian-to-Canadian
> internet transmissions are routinely routed through the United States.
> Canadian originated transmissions that travel to a Canadian destination
> via a U.S. switching centre or carrier are subject to U.S. law -
> including the USA Patriot Act and FISAA. As a result, these
> transmissions expose Canadians to potential U.S. surveillance activities
> – a violation of Canadian network sovereignty."
> - ferg
> Paul Ferguson
> Vice President, Threat Intelligence
> Internet Identity, Tacoma, Washington USA
> IID --> "Connect and Collaborate" --> www.internetidentity.com
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