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RE: AS8584 taking over the internet
From: Dave Van Allen <dave () fast net>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 07:49:46 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy () psg com]
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 11:51 PM
To: Dalvenjah FoxFire
Cc: nanog () merit org
Subject: Re: AS8584 taking over the internet


IOW, if some terrorist group manages to get set up where they can announce
BGP, they can toy essentially with whatever they like, until people/their
upstream gets a clue and installs filters.

-before we get too hysterical, it may be worth noting that to date the
-problems have been caused by lack of clue, not lack of ethics, morals,
-or empathy.  not that this is reason less for caution, but it might
-guide our reaction towards the actual, as opposed to imagined, problems.


-randy

Nevertheless, he is right.


Best regards,

David Van Allen - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
dave () fast net (888)321-FAST(3278) http://www.fast.net
FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions





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