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Re: illicit announcements?

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Jun 06 05:45:16 2000

On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Peter van Dijk wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 06:30:03PM -0700, Paul Vixie wrote:
> > 
> > [email protected] (Kai Schlichting) writes:
> > 
> > > Anyone here who is on the Vienna/London/Amsterdam exchange(s) and
> > > who is seeing what is alleged here: 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.