[arin-ppml] [EXT] Re: Open Petition for ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Fri May 3 15:31:07 EDT 2019

In message <CAN-Dau2QMY1sBZzC52VOpGAON=tMx29HbRghiZYBSrO-1N1Zzw at mail.gmail.com>
David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

>The proponents of this proposal want you to think this proposal
>only affects hijackers. That is not the case, this proposal affects anyone
>who operates a router. It puts anyone who operates a router in jeopardy of
>losing their Internet resources, for possibly something as innocent as
>making a typo in their router config.

I am quite completely sure that this is *not* the intent.

I also believe that the proposal takes pains to try to treat separately,
and very differently, cases involving innocent mistakes and cases involving
very deliberate and willful actions.

The latter can generally be distinguished from the former via the passage
of time.  If an operator has been duly notified that he/she/it is announcing
a route that he/she/it shouldn't be, and if there is no change after the
passage of a number of days, then and only then does there even begin to
be some basis for further investigation to determine if the announcement is
deliberate and not just a "fat fingers" error.


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