ICANN GDPR lawsuit

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at centergate.com
Sun Jun 3 21:17:07 UTC 2018

> On Jun 1, 2018, at 10:21 AM, niels=nanog at bakker.net wrote:
> * list at satchell.net (Stephen Satchell) [Fri 01 Jun 2018, 14:51 CEST]:
>> How does your shop, Niels, go about making contact with an operator that is hijacking one of your netblocks, or is doing something weird with routing that is causing your customers problems, or has broken BGP?
> The same as we do now, by posting on NANOG "Can someone from ASx / largetelco.com contact me offlist?”

Seriously? You’ve been around long enough to know thats a bull$&^% answer. 

Feel free to look through the archives of *this* list and look at how many times some $random handle at some $random privacy protected or generic domain asks for someone from $bignetwork to contact them about a network problem.

Take you for example. You’ve been around for at least 15-20 years that I recall. But I bet you that 80% of the people on NANOG have *no* idea who you are or who you work for, and given the “useful" information on your website, an op would have to take the time to google you - which is way above the threshold of effort most people would take.

And that preassumes that the ops from the tiny little network leaking your routes is actually a) subscribed here, and b) monitoring or filtering appropriately. And before you talk about the fact you stated “ largetelco(dot)com” I would bet that there are large telco’s who don’t have op’s like us who waste their time on NANOG.

So, instead of the suggestion you provided, do you have any other suggestions that are useful? I’m asking seriously, because I really do see this as a problem we all have to be able to solve as operators. I believe this is absolutely on-topic for one of the NANOG lists because this is a 100% operational problem, that has appears to have as its only GDPR acceptable solution alternative, following a manual/email thread from *your* next hop network, requesting contacts/intros all the way down to the dumba$$ BGP speaking edge network with a part-time routing guy/antenna installer.


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