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

Pekka Savola pekkas at
Fri Aug 15 05:56:09 CDT 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, Brandon Butterworth wrote:
>>> 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.
> Little details get used to avoid fixing bigger problems, see the
> please stop sucking bit.
> If there was somewhere else the aliens had to be registered then they
> could be dropped from RIPE

I'm not sure I follow.  Many of these aliens are in fact registered in 
RADB, so AFAICS, there that is no reason for them to be registered in 

On the other hand, some want to register them in RIPE DB because some 
operators just want to use RIPE DB e.g. for data consistency etc. 
reasons.  But putting data without practically any authorization in 
RIPE DB doesn't seem to be a useful model in the long run.

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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