[LINK] All your internets are belong to us

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Nov 23 11:17:36 AEDT 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Birch, Jim
> Sent: Tuesday, 23 November 2010 9:41 AM
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] All your internets are belong to us
> Crispin Harris wrote:
> > The 20% figure I quoted on the podcast was a flipant one - 
> as you may
> well appreciate.
> Am I missing something here?  Isn't there another big problem 
> with the x% figures - unless there is a machine set up at the 
> target ip address - i.e. one that should be at the Pentagon, 
> Citibank HQ, etc - to do the receiving side, and, an 
> appropriate receiving side of the protocol running at the 
> counterfeited ip address, then won't packets be ditched by a 
> router?  Setting up such a collection system would be such a 
> massive effort.  BGP routes, but it doesn't do the actual 
> data receive. Is there any evidence of fake servers set up to 
> actually collect communications?  Eg, mail apparently 
> received that went the wrong way?
> - Jim

Actually Jim, the art of data interception based on TCP Header peek
(DPI) does not require Routers or servers to be pre-configured in a
spoofing fashion. 
The data merely needs to be routed to sql databases according to a
priority ruleset based on the DPI peek, for later interrogation.

And that's probably all I should say on the matter. 

With the exception that the Chinese India Fibre is Terabyte (4.8 Tb)
size and not Gigabyte size therefore the total data involved may be far
more than is publicly discussed.

My traceroutes have shown an increasing latency through India for over a
I at first thought it was because of Satellite Relay, I no longer think

Noticeable on Optus routes to EU.

Telstra Routes via Paix (US) GIX, Docklands AMX.


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