AS3266: BitCanal hijack factory, courtesy of Cogent, GTT, and Level3
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Tue Jun 26 05:24:47 UTC 2018
In message <CACWOCC-t+wsL=rSfz-zXzXA+m-=RfRdG1eBMuyQ_DF3AurCYnQ at mail.gmail.com>,
Job Snijders <job at instituut.net> wrote:
>On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at 22:49, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com>
>> As I always ask, retorically, in cases like this: Where are the grownups?
>You could ask the same about the IXPs that facilitate the reach and impact
>of Bitcanal's BGP hijacks by allowing that network on their platform:
I can and I do ask that question. Indeed it would appear that at least one
such IX was persuaded, via a Spamhaus escalation last year, to appropriately
kick Mr. Silveira's ass to the curb:
"We are in direct contact with Spamhouse regarding this, in order to
avoid such incidents in the future, and are counting on an open and
direct dialog with our Spamhouse colleagues."
But first things first. As I have stated, bgp.he.net shows that more than
three fourths of Mr. Silveira's connectivity is coming to him via just the
three companies I named, Cogent, GTT, and Level3. Without them, both the
financial and political burden of supporting this crook would fall onto a
motley collection of smaller and more easily influenced players... ones who
might be more easily persuaded to cease and desist from their ongoing support
of IP address space theft.
But the first step is to make it clear to the various law abiding customers
of Cogent, GTT, and Level3 that these three companies are acting irresponsibly
in their continued peering with Mr. Silveira's various ASNs, and that this
-does- negatively affect everyone, or at least everyone who has an email
inbox, and/or anyone and everyone who still believes that the formal system
of IP address allocation, as administered by the five RiRs, prevents chaos
from breaking out across the entire Internet.
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