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Re: Kenyan Route Hijack

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Sun Mar 16 01:29:49 2008

> A popular reason from longer ago was enterprises that used
> arbitrary addresses for their internal networks,
> which was safe because they'd never be connected to the real internet.
> RFC1918 has made that problem mostly go away,
> but as recently as 1995 I had a customer who was a bank that was
> using University of Toronto IP addresses internally.
> We were working on their databases, not their networks,
> so while we strongly recommended they renumber some time soon,
> it wasn't happening during our project.

italian isps are notorious for using us military and other non-announced
networks for infrastructure. i get a bit of a giggle out of it now. but
boy was i shocked when i first did a traceroute from some public network
in bologna years back.