backbones filtering unsanctioned sites

Kyle Drake kyle at
Thu Feb 16 08:02:57 UTC 2017

If it's been decided that BGP communities will now be used for purposes
other than internet traffic control, then perhaps Cloudflare would also be
willing to put the hundreds of DDoS-attack-for-hire services they protect
on a single IP so we can blackhole those as well? At least then we can use
BGP communities to fight against internet censorship instead of engaging in

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 5:27 AM, Jared Mauch <jared at> wrote:

> So risk avoidance on the part of the 100k other sites hosted by CF is now
> a conspiracy?
> I'm surprised it took this many years for something like this to happen.
> Wonder which LE in which country...
> Either way seems nothing too suspicious is going on here.
> Jared Mauch
> > On Feb 13, 2017, at 5:19 PM, Patrick Boyle via NANOG <nanog at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Even more concerning, on the surface it looks like there could be some
> cooperation by Cloudflare. If you look at the list of domains that contain
> an A record for that IP, it's almost all torrent sites and mirrors. Could
> they have placed all these domains behind that IP for a purpose like this?

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