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RE: [#135346] Unauthorized BGP Announcements (follow up to Hijacked Networks)
From: George Bonser <gbonser () seven com>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:22:04 +0000
So, new law? I don't think its necessary.
The problems are manifold. First of all, a nation's laws only extend to the borders of that nation. The UN is not a
government, it is a diplomatic body so it really can't enact anything either. The Internet community is global and if
we agree to a certain standard of behavior and consequences for violating that standard, we can police it ourselves
just fine. The fundamental problem is there is no absolute "source of truth" in who is entitled to use which resource.
So there is little people can really do with any certainty until such a place exists. What we need is a registry that
we all agree is valid and agree to go by what it says and if you announce a route that belongs to someone else without
their permission and you are made aware of that fact and continue to announce the route, you are subject to having your
traffic shunned until you are in compliance. That resource (the registry) should absolutely not be maintained by the
UN or any government entity as that will make it unusable. It is something the community has the technology to do, it
just requires the resources and the will to do it.