Earlier today I saw twitter feed of bgpstream about Vodafone AS55410 hijacking a prefix from Brazil. BGP,HJ,hijacked prefix AS270497 18.104.22.168/24, RUTE MARIA DA CUNHA, BR,-,By AS55410 VIL-AS-AP Vodafone Idea Ltd, IN, https://t.co/WvDvQMMDCf — Cisco BGPStream (@bgpstream) April 16, 2021 Soon my friend Doug Madory tweeted about large scale hijack coming from Vodafone AS55410. Large BGP routing leak out of India this morning. AS55410 mistakenly announced over 30,000 BGP prefixes causing a 13x spike in inbound traffic to their network according to @kentikinc netflow data.
I had calls with a couple of friends over this week and somehow discussion IPv6 deployment came up. “How much has been IPv6 deployment in India now in 2020” is a very interesting question. It’s often added with - “how much of my traffic will flow over IPv6 once it is enabled”? Game of numbers There is a drastic difference in IPv6 deployment depending on which statistic we are looking at here in India.
It has been some time since I started pushing Indian community for hosting RIPE Atlas Probes. These probes are small devices designed to be hosted at end user’s connection and do pre-defined as well as user-defined measurement. Measurement includes ping, trace, DNS lookup, SSL check etc. Currently, there are 61 active RIPE Atlas probes. I would say it has +/- of 7-8 probes which go offline and come back online when I request hosts to check.