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Re: [#135346] Unauthorized BGP Announcements (follow up to Hijacked Networks)
From: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner () cluebyfour org>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:25:01 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 1 Feb 2012, Jimmy Hess wrote:

What the internet really needs is  Tier1 and Tier2 providers participating
in the internet who  "care", regardless of the popularity or size of
netblocks or issues involved.   And by "care", I mean,  providers
efficiently investigating reports of hijacking or rogue announcement,  and
taking switft responsible actions, without  bureaucratic processes
requiring   years   and reams of paperwork, or any attempt to shrug off
responsibility they have as intermediary.

I agree completely, however the boondoggle in large networks often isn't the people in the trenches, it's the management buy-in that's often needed to take what could be perceived by non-technical types as as a risky (exposure to litigation or other legal/contractual entanglements) and unusual action of filtering out bad advertisement XYZ. I've been through similar actions that ended up resulting in litigation. Depositions aren't fun.

In many big outfits like that, getting management to wrap their heads around something like this requires a cultural shift from the mindset where actions like this are usually initiated by legal/LEO action.


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