Geolocation: IPv4 Subnet blocked by HULU, and others

Jima nanog at jima.us
Wed Dec 27 22:38:42 CST 2017


On 2017-12-27 14:10, Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2017, at 3:50 PM, Grant Taylor via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
>> Doesn't Hulu (et al) have an obligation to provide service to their paying customers?
>>
>> Does this obligation extend to providing service independent of the carrier that paying customers uses?
>>
>> Or if Hulu choose to exclude known problem carriers (i.e. VPN providers) don't they have an obligation to confirm that their exclusions are accurate?  Further, to correct problems if their data is shown to be inaccurate?
> 
> I have a suspicion that these folks acquired IP space that was previously marked as part of a VPN provider, or Hulu is detecting it wrongly as VPN provider IP space.

I was sitting on this, but what the heck.

I personally am curious as to what bug and/or feature allowed a random 
WISP in Utah (or the parent-ish ISP in New Jersey) to have IP space 
allocated from AfriNIC.

One might consider Hulu et al not so at-fault with that fact in 
consideration.

- Jima


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