Regarding smaller prefix for hijack protection

Arturo Servin arturo.servin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 09:08:01 CDT 2012


	Or better.

	Sign your prefixes and create ROAs to monitor any suspicious activity.

	There is an app for that:

http://bgpmon.net 
Besides the normal service you can use also RPKI data to trigger alarms of possible hijacks

http://www.labs.lacnic.net/rpkitools/looking_glass/ 
You can query periodically with a simple curl/wget to see if your prefix is valid or invalid (possibly hijacked), e.g. http://www.labs.lacnic.net/rpkitools/looking_glass/rest/all/cidr/200.7.84.0/23

	Polluting the routing table to protect against hijacks should be the last option and against an attack that is happening, and not for "just in case".

Regards,
/as



On 30 Aug 2012, at 08:00, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> You might find your /24 routes filtered out at a lot of places that do
> have sensible route filtering
> 
> But then yes, it'd protect you against the idiots who dont know bgp
> from a hole in the ground anyway and let whatever hijacking happen
> 
> But I'd suggest do whatever such announcement if and only if you see a
> hijack, as a mitigation measure.
> 




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