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Re: illicit above.net announcements?
From: Joe Abley <jabley () automagic org>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 21:42:21 +1200 (NZST)


On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Peter van Dijk wrote:

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?

The /16s that Paul referred to are aggregate supernets that cover many
other New Zealand networks than just Manawatu/ORBS. Manawatu's provider is
advertising longer-prefix routes specific to Manawatu to other transit
providers than AboveNet, precisely to draw traffic around the blackhole.

I have no opinions on the veracity of AboveNet's claims, or the validity
of Alan's crusade, but the implication in your paragraph above is
misleading, IMHO.


Joe




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