Is it time to abandon bogon prefix filters?

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Fri Aug 15 11:12:32 CDT 2008

Randy Bush <randy at> writes:

>> Not sure what you mean by this, but the painful reality is that most
>> stuff, once deployed, gets promptly forgotten about, much the same as
>> you might ignore a wall wart power supply under your desk until it
>> started smelling funny or stopped delivering electricity.  Thus, I
>> contend that one's routers should be configured to avoid ticking time
>> bombs.
> and i am saying that you should use a router configuration *system* that
> avoids ticking time bombs.  no router should be neglected and unloved.

I agree 100%, I'm just acknowledging reality and suggesting that we
should not promulgate practices which don't take into account the skew
between best-implementation-and-followthrough and oversight-by-PHB.


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