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RE: AS8584 taking over the internet
From: Randy Bush <randy () psg com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 98 07:27 PDT

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.
Nevertheless, he is right.

Yup.  Same for the person who said airplanes could hit our exchange points.
It's hard enough dealing with the problems we actually have, 8584, 7007,
128/9, and daily accidental space 'stealing'.  Let's not drag red herrings
across the path.

Of course, the need for filtering remains.  I don't think we saw the 8584
incident over here, likely becase we filter.  But I am sadly sure that a
real terrorist attack will take filtering into account.

randy


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