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Re: YouTube IP Hijacking
On Feb 25, 2008, at 12:31 AM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
Seriously -- a number of us have been warning that this could happen.
As much as I love to make fun of Avi + Vinny, as7007 was not really the problem, Sprint running custom cisco code which wouldn't let go of prefixes after the router announcing them had been turned off for more than an hour was. Plus, problems which happened over 10 years ago is a bit far back in Internet time. :)
Yes, I know there are serious deployment and operational issues. The question is this: when is the pain from routing incidents great enough that we're forced to act? It would have been nice to have done something before this, since now all the world's script kiddies have seen what can be done.
I would argue the answer to your question is "not yet", as we haven't done anything yet.
We can argue whether that is the "right" answer, but it is still THE answer.
-- TTFN, patrick