Please Check Filters - BOGON Filtering IP Space

Curtis Doty Curtis at
Thu Jan 20 16:38:28 UTC 2005

11:02am Daniel Golding said:

> Is there an RFC or other standards document that clearly states that static
> bogon filter lists are a bad idea? While this seems like common sense, there

Since this keeps coming up. I'll toss my quick and dirty reminder cronjob 
into the discussion. I cannot imagine any other way of managing the static 
bogons published on the Team Cymru web site. (For those of us who don't 
need to run their many other dynamic options.) Copying a static config 
wholesale is a classic case of myopic thinking.

  $ cat /etc/cron.monthly/
  # make a new bogon list from the web
  newbog=`mktemp` || exit 1
  wget -qO- $bnagg |awk '{print "any net " $1 "\treject"}' >$newbog
  # get current list from our static-route config
  oldbog=`sed -ne '/^any.*reject$/,/^$/p' /etc/sysconfig/static-routes`
  # commpare
  #echo "$oldbog" |cdiff - $newbog
  echo "$oldbog" |diff -uw - $newbog
  rm -f $newbog

Obviously it's for a linux edge using Red Hat style initscripts. But the 
basic gist is sound; alert the admin whenever we are out of sync. And an 
expect script could easily be whipped up for monitoring IOS/whatever other 
static bogons one has installed.

Admins who choose the *static* bogon list should use this technique of 


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