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Re: YouTube IP Hijacking

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Mon Feb 25 04:18:08 2008
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Interesting that (according to Renesys) BT reconnected about 500 networks in Pakistan after the big fibre cut. I wonder if there's any data around that would tell us who filters and who doesn't?

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Jim Mercer <[email protected]> wrote:

having built an ISP or two in pakistan, PTCL (Pakistan Telecom) is not the
sole provider of bandwidth to the country, although it likely carries the
bulk of traffic to the country.

operationally, there are a number of jurisdictions which filter content
and connectivity on a variety of basis.

adjusting the BGP announcements is a fairly quick and sure way to hobble
connectivity to specific content.  although, it is quickly bypassed by
shifting the content to other addresses and domain names.

i'm sure that this was an accidental leakage, and that appropriate corrections
were/are taken in due course.

Jim Mercer        [email protected]        +971 55 410-5633
"I'm Prime Minister of Canada, I live here and I'm going to take a leak."
  - Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and
   President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken over
   Pearson's cottage retreat.  At one point, a Johnson guard asked
   Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"