Anyone notice strange announcements for 220.127.116.11/24
john at sackheads.org
Tue Jan 13 13:55:40 UTC 2009
On Jan 13, 2009, at 12:05 AM, Paul Wall wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org>
>> You really should make some friends Randy.
> He is, on Second Life.
> Seriously though... I've not seen any discussion of the application of
> "allowas-in", a valid neighbor configuration under certain
> topologies/scenarios, as relates to impact today. Also, I'd agree
> announcing other peoples' ASNs, without their permission, is in bad
> form. It's okay he's doing it to you, but I bet Randy would be a lot
> less smiley if you were to announce random paths with 3130.
You should've seen the email storm and panic created when I prepended
an AS to avoid a blackhole. I got the right people interested in
talking to me at least, but boy-o-boy were people confused about what
I was doing.
I guess the problem is that AS PATH is overloaded and people forget
that the primary purpose is loop-avoidance. Everything else is
secondary and much like reading Received headers in SMTP mail, you
really should take everything after your direct neighbor's AS with a
grain of salt.
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