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Re: YouTube IP Hijacking
Sounds more like a typo on a filter over at AS17557 than anything else. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/080224/world/denmark_media_islam_pakistan_internet_youtube -r On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:27:29PM -0800, Sargun Dhillon wrote: > > As you guys probably know Youtube's IP's are being hijacked. Trace: > ~ $ host youtube.com > youtube.com has address 126.96.36.199 > youtube.com has address 188.8.131.52 > youtube.com has address 184.108.40.206 > [Same /24] > > > 701 3491 17557 > 220.127.116.11 (metric 1) from 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) > Origin IGP, metric 100, localpref 100, valid, external > Community: 65010:300 > Last update: Sun Feb 24 11:33:05 2008 [PST8PDT] > 3491 17557 > 126.96.36.199 from 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) > Origin IGP, metric 100, localpref 100, valid, external, best > Last update: Sun Feb 24 10:47:57 2008 [PST8PDT] > > So, it seems that youtube's ip block has been hijacked by a more > specific prefix being advertised. This is a case of IP hijacking, not > case of DNS poisoning, youtube engineers doing something stupid, etc. > For people that don't know. The router will try to get the most specific > prefix. This is by design, not by accident. This is a case of censorship > on the internet. Anyways, I hope this doesn't get into a political > situation, and someone stops this. > > What action are you going to take? Are you going to filter > announcements from AS17557, or just filter that specific announcement? > Considering youtube is a fairly high-traffic website I think that other > operators are just going to start filtering that AS. This is a great > example of global politics getting in the way of honest corporatism. > This is also an example of how vulnerable the internet is, and how lax > providers are in their filtering policies. I don't know how large > Pakistani Telecom is, but it I bet its not large enough that PCCW should > be allowing it to advertise anything.