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Re: illicit above.net announcements?
From: Peter van Dijk <petervd () vuurwerk nl>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 05:03:40 +0200

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 06:30:03PM -0700, Paul Vixie wrote:

kai () pac-rim net (Kai Schlichting) writes:

Anyone here who is on the Vienna/London/Amsterdam exchange(s) and
who is seeing what is alleged here: above.net leaking and/or
flapping routes that are not their own ?

Abovenet receives /16's from a customer, who is the upstream of Manawatu.
Abovenet duly advertises these /16's to its other customers, and its peers.

Abovenet also blocks all traffic to/from ORBS, due to AUP violations.

If Abovenet considers ORBS's business an AUP violation, why is it accepting
the advertisements at all, other than to hijack traffic for the netblock
they dislike?

This is easily characterized as a backdoor MAPS RBL entry, considering that
ORBS was added to the MAPS RBL last year, resulting in a widespread storm
of criticism. This way, MAPS can attack ORBS without it being publically

Greetz, Peter.
petervd () vuurwerk nl - Peter van Dijk [student:developer:madly in love]

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