Great outage of 1997 - Does anyone recall?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Sun Feb 22 06:55:31 UTC 2009
On Feb 22, 2009, at 1:47 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
>>> Does anyone have the full story on this?
> bottom line:
> o do not redistribute bgp into igp
> o do not redistribute dynamic igp into bgp
> o filter your peers and customers
And don't put all your most important infrastructure stuff (e.g. name
server, mail server, shell host, etc.) in the first /24 of your /
The biggest problem with 7007 was not that it announced a bunch of
prefixes. It is that 7007 announced _classful_ prefix (it had been
filtered through RIP, remember?) with AS_PATH of ^7007$. This means
if you had a 188.8.131.52/16, you saw 184.108.40.206/24 from 7007, which is
more specific. Why this is bad is left as an exercise to the reader.
And, of course, the problem persisted after the router in question was
actually unplugged - not powered up or attached to any fibers/cables.
Thank you Sprint for running beta code. :)
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