Is it time to abandon bogon prefix filters?

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Fri Aug 15 10:08:07 CDT 2008

Sean Donelan <sean at> writes:

> For unmanaged and semi-managed routers, I'd suggest strict out-bound
> packet controls (i.e. be conservative in what you send) because you
> already need to make operational updates when they change.  But
> consider using inbound controls that require less extensive
> recurring maintenance, e.g. only filtering martians (i.e. 0/8,
> 127/8,, etc) instead of updating bogons
> (i.e. changing reserved and unallocated) every few months.

I think we're in violent agreement here.


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