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RE: Anyone notice strange announcements for
From: "Paul Stewart" <pstewart () nexicomgroup net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:42:44 -0500

For us, it was annoying - we look for prefix hijackings or what appear
to be.  In this case it was a false alarm but one that consumed NOC
resources to troubleshoot and resolve... later to find out it was an
"academic test" and nothing was really going on.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Koch [mailto:christian () broknrobot com]
Sent: January 12, 2009 5:34 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Anyone notice strange announcements for


] part of the experiment is to measure the difference between the
] of nanog mail lorenzo drew in 2005 by pre-announcing with the amount
] get in 2009 while not pre-announcing.  :)

This statement is an admission that he set out to annoy people,
annoy them enough they would complain on a  public mailing list.
More over, I can't see how any researcher could use "the amount of
nanog mail" as a valid indicator of anything.  It has as much to
do with how many engineers are bored on a given day as it does with
the severity of the problem.

So the goal of this research seemed to be to see how many people
the researchers could panic, and then see how 10,000 people reacted
to the panic.  Sounds a lot like yelling "fire" in a crowded movie
house just to "research" what the results might be, and then measuring
success by the number of words in the article on the front page of
the paper, or perhaps the number of people trampled to death, or

maybe not so much annoy people, rather see how many people actually
the announcements and were aware that their AS was being used as an
origin in the path


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