route policy (Re: Public shaming list for ISPs announcing other ISPs IP space by mistake)

Pekka Savola pekkas at
Fri Aug 15 00:06:01 CDT 2008

On Thu, 14 Aug 2008, Brandon Butterworth wrote:
>> 	Herein is the value, the RIR (RIPE) is also the holder of the policy.
>> With ARIN, this is not the case, there is RADB and a number of other RR's
>> that are out there for varying reasons, some personal and some business.
> Yes, RIPE rock. Please make it all not suck.

Unfortunately, RIPE DB will allow anyone to add any route objects for 
prefixes that are not under the RIPE management :-(.  For example, 
anyone could add route objects for most of DNS root server prefixes.

For those prefixes that are managed by RIPE, it's good.  But the above 
feature dilutes the trustworthiness of RIPE DB slightly...

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings

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