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Re: AS8584 taking over the internet

  • From: Henry Linneweh
  • Date: Fri Apr 10 09:11:28 1998

If....smurf is a terrorist tool my friend.....

Dave Van Allen wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy@psg.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 11:51 PM
> To: Dalvenjah FoxFire
> Cc: nanog@merit.org
> Subject: Re: AS8584 taking over the internet
>
> > IOW, if some terrorist group manages to get set up where they can announce
> > BGP, they can toy essentially with whatever they like, until people/their
> > upstream gets a clue and installs filters.
>
> -before we get too hysterical, it may be worth noting that to date the
> -problems have been caused by lack of clue, not lack of ethics, morals,
> -or empathy.  not that this is reason less for caution, but it might
> -guide our reaction towards the actual, as opposed to imagined, problems.
>
> -randy
>
> Nevertheless, he is right.
>
> Best regards,
>
> David Van Allen - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
> dave@fast.net (888)321-FAST(3278) http://www.fast.net
> FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions



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