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Re: Prefix hijacking by Michael Lindsay via Internap
From: David Conrad <drc () virtualized org>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:25:51 -1000
On Aug 20, 2011, at 6:01 PM, Arturo Servin wrote:
If you are claiming right over these prefixes I suggest you to contact RIPE NCC.
And that will do what exactly?
Back when I worked at an RIR, a prefix was "misplaced". When I contacted the (country monopoly PTT) ISP and told them
the prefix had been removed from APNIC's database and should not be routed. Their response was "We have a contract
with the customer for connectivity. We do not have a contract with you." and I was encouraged to get the customer to
voluntarily withdraw the prefix.
If BGPSEC+RPKI were deployed, there might be something active the RIRs could do. However, this has its own
implications regarding centralized control of the routing system (as discussed, ironically enough, in the RIPE region).
And this is going to get much more 'interesting' as the IPv4 free pool exhausts and the market moves from black to
grey or white. Fun times ahead.