bad announcement taxonomy

William Herrin bill at
Wed Nov 18 11:51:20 UTC 2015

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 5:06 AM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:
> some friends and i were talking about recent routing cfs, and found we
> needed a clearer taxonomy.  i throw this out.
> leak - i receive P and send it on to folk to whom i should not send
>        it for business reasons (transit, peer, ...)
> mis-origination - i originate P when i do not own it
> hijack - an intentional mis-origination
> 7007 - i receive P (or some sub/superset), process it in some way
>        (likely through my igp), and re-originate it, or part of it,
>        as my own
> we need a name for 7007 other then vinnie

mis-origination. When you non-maliciously announce P as if you own it
(even though you do not) the exact details of how you screwed the
pooch are not externally important. And we have enough obscure names
for things as it is.


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