Public shaming list for ISPs announcing other ISPs IP space bymistake

Danny McPherson danny at
Thu Aug 14 22:43:31 CDT 2008

A sneak-peek at some (NOT FINAL) relevant data points from
the *ongoing* Infrastructure Security Survey related to this topic
(see below for participation information, if so inclined).

Draw your own conclusions, we'll make ours known in the final


Self classified respondent network type (approaching 50

Tier 1: 13.95%
Tier 2: 27.91%
Pure Content Network: 11.63%
Hosting Provider: 6.98%
Education or Academic Network: 13.95%
Enterprise or Hybrid Network: 2.33%
Other: 23.26%

Do you register routes you originate in an Internet routing registry  

Yes, our internal IRR: 13.95%
Yes, a third-party IRR: 60.47%
We use another type of internal database: 2.33%
No, we do not register our routes: 18.60%
Other: 4.65%

Do you require your customers to register their routes in an IRR  
before you will accept them?

Yes, our IRR: 9.30%
Yes, a third-party IRR: 27.91%
No, we use another type of route database: 9.30%
No, we do not require customers to register routes they announce to  
us: 20.93%
Other: 32.56%

Do you explicitly filter routes announced to you by customers?

Yes: 67.44%
No: 20.93%
Other: 11.63%

Do you explicitly filter routes announced to you by peers (not  
customer peers)?

Yes: 44.19%
No: 41.86%
Other: 13.95%

Should prefixes allocated by RIRs be allowed to be used outside of the  
geographic area that the RIR is responsible for?

Yes: 55.81%
No: 30.23%
Other: 13.95%


The 2008 Infrastructure Security Survey is up and available for
input.  You can register to complete the survey at this URL:


I've added many questions this time from past participants
of the survey, this should be evidenced throughout.  Thanks
to all those that reviewed and provided questions explicitly
for this edition.  The survey response window will be ~2

We hope to make the results available by the end of September
at the latest.  Also, please recall that NO personally (or
organizationally) identifiable information will be shared in any

The 2007 edition of the survey is available here:


Or on the Arbor web site (reg required):


Thanks in advance for your participation!


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