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Re: How to Handle ISPs Who Turn a Blind Eye to Criminal Activity?

  • From: Valdis . Kletnieks
  • Date: Fri Oct 12 22:52:56 2007

On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:00:46 -0000, Paul Ferguson said:

> Let me ask you this: What would you do when you have alerted
> (via [email protected] contacts) a notable ISP in the U.S. (not a tier one,
> and not just one of them) about KNOWN, VERIFIABLE, and RECURRING
> criminal activity in their customer downstreams?

I suppose you could always null-route them.  Unfortunately, I suspect there's
enough ISPs in the world that meet your description that doing so for all of
them will push you significantly closer to the magical "240K routes melts your

The *big* question is, of course, whether there's enough of them for aggregation
to make a measurable difference... :)

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