[Community-Discuss] [afnog] Updates on the misappropriation of IPv4 resources
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Wed Dec 23 14:19:13 UTC 2020
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> On 23 Dec 2020, at 17:07, Emem William <dwizard65 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Ronald,
> Thanks for the information.
> In your comprehensive routing data, I noticed that the following name stands out quite often, PEG Tech Inc. It seems like they are providing a lot of route to those ranges. I am wondering if you have done any research about them?
> Also why is Seacom still routing stolen AFRINIC IP? As you have rightfully pointed out https://bgp.he.net/AS26754#_graph4 <https://bgp.he.net/AS26754#_graph4> , they seem to be the only upstream provider that still routes Afrinic’s stolen IP.
> Emem William
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2020, 02:23 Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com <mailto:rfg at tristatelogic.com>> wrote:
> In message <MP9iGyd--3-2 at tuta.io <mailto:MP9iGyd--3-2 at tuta.io>>, libren at tuta.io <mailto:libren at tuta.io> wrote:
> >Ronald F Guilmette are you a real person or using some fake name?
> I am a real person and this is my real name.
> Who are YOU? An what is YOUR real name?
> >You are like ghost on internet.Do you have any linkedin profile or company?
> That is correct. I am indeed a "ghost" as regards to social media. And
> that is certainly by intent.
> Unlike most people these days, I have always been concerned with my
> personal privacy, and thus, unlike most people these days, I have
> elected NOT to splatter out my entire life story onto the Internet
> for people I don't know to snoop on.
> If anyone wants to know anything about me, they can ask me.
> >I am wondering if you are not LIR or member of Afrinic then why are you even
> >part of this community mailing list or why you are taking so much interest
> >in community mailing list?
> I am so glad you asked.
> Here in the United States, there has been a long running TV ad campaign
> that promotes tourism to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The tag line
> contained in each of these TV commericals is well known here... "What
> happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." (The idea being sold is that people
> can go to Las Vegas, act crazy, and tnen go back to their hometowns
> without anyone there knowing about their crazy behavior in "Vegas".)
> Unfortunately, what happens in the African part of the Internet most
> definitely DOES NOT stay just in the African part of the Internet. It
> spills out and affects me here, 10,000+ miles and entire oceans away.
> Such is the nature of the Internet, in case you are not aware.
> It has REPEATEDLY been the case that stolen or squatted AFRINIC administered
> IPv4 address blocks have been used, both to spam me and to try to hack me,
> and also and likewise, probably hundreds of millions more Internet users,
> all around the world.
> I am not amused. And thus, whether I like it or not, I have been effectively
> -foerced- to pay attention to the crap coming out of "African" IP address
> I sincerly wish it were otherwise. And I wish that AFRINIC would clean
> up all of this crap, once and for all, and stop allowing crooks from
> Israel, the Netherlands, India, and the U.S. to make Africans all appear
> to be either corrupt or incompetent or both. (I know this is not the
> case, but I am still looking for the Africans who will stand up for
> principal and not allow non-African foreigners to effectively defecate
> all over AFRINIC and its global reputation.)
> I started publicly reporting on the skulduggery taking place within the
> AFRINIC region in the summer of 2016. I have now been waiting for nearly
> four and half years for someone with guts to step forward, do the Right
> Thing, and clean up this colossal mess. I am still waiting.
> >There are thousands of members in this list you are just spamming everyone
> >with your findings.
> Others may disagree.
> >Who cares who is doing what? This is something between Afrinic and its members.
> See above. It is *not* just between Afrinic and its members. What happens
> in Africa DOES NOT stay within Africa.
> The incompetence and corruption within AFRINIC has allowed an entire planet's
> worth of Internet users... several billion people... to get repeatedly
> hacked and spammed. And it is still doing so even as we speak.
> Who exactly has an interest in preserving that unfortnate status quo?
> You, apparently.
> Which brings me back to the question I raised above... Who are you really?
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