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Re: small vent
- From: Dave Rand
- Date: Sun Jun 28 15:58:11 1998
[In the message entitled "Re: small vent" on Jun 28, 14:54, Jon Lewis writes:]
> On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Mark Milhollan wrote:
> > "David R. Conrad" writes:
> > >b) someone has dummied up a prefix in a mail header or something (typical)
> > >c) there is a bug in the database software (happens)
> > I doubt B since the IP address queried was that of the TCP peer.
> > Granted it could have been a spoofed session, but that would have
> > required a level of expertise that I've never seen used merely to
> > attempt delivery of a few thousand pieces of e-mail.
> What about d). Perhaps someone temporarily announced routes for
> unallocated space, setup a mail/spam server in that IP space, sent out
> their mail, and stopped exporting the route.
> Is there a place one can search to see a history of BGP announcements for
> a given route?
This has, in fact, happened before. One of the reasons that the unallocated
spaces are listed on the RBL.