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Re: illicit above.net announcements?
On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Peter van Dijk wrote: > On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 06:30:03PM -0700, Paul Vixie wrote: > > > > email@example.com (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