Announcement of University of Washington routing study

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Thu Aug 18 19:38:21 CDT 2011


On behalf of the community, if I may be so bold (and I'm sure others will speak up if they disagree), thank you for the notice of this experiment.

Also, thank you for doing the research.

-- 
TTFN,
patrick

On Aug 18, 2011, at 19:32, Ethan Katz-Bassett <ethan at cs.washington.edu> wrote:

> Hi NANOG,
> 
> 
> From August 24 to October 4, the University of Washington and Georgia Tech
> will conduct an Internet routing study using AS-PATH poisoning.  The study
> will *only* affect the Georgia Tech experimental prefix
> 184.164.224.0/19(and its sub-prefixes).  The prefix serves *no active
> users/services* so the
> study should not affect any production prefixes or users.  We plan to insert
> AS numbers into our announcements to route around some networks.  We will
> always start AS-PATHs with our own ASN 47065.  We will limit ourselves to at
> most 10 announcement changes per hour (and generally will change the
> announcement for a given sub-prefix at most every 90 minutes).
> 
> 
> This experiment is almost identical to one that Georgia Tech conducted in
> June and July without problems or complaints
> (http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2011-June/037527.html), so we do
> not anticipate any issues.  Others have done similar studies in the past
> (e.g., Randy Bush et al.:
> http://www.psg.com/~olaf/measurements/as3130/visibility.pdf<http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://www.psg.com/~olaf/measurements/as3130/visibility.pdf>).
> If, for any reason, you want us not to include your ASN in announcements for
> our prefix, please opt-out at any time before August 24 at:
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9P2TD7T .  A few ASes opted out of the
> previous Georgia Tech study, and we will continue to honor those opt-outs.
> 
> 
> Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ethan Katz-Bassett
> 
> http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/ethan/
> 
> University of Washington
> 




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