Long AS Path

Hunter Fuller hf0002+nanog at uah.edu
Mon Jun 26 14:40:20 CST 2017

This could just be ignorance, but based on this thread, I'm not sure what
risk we would be managing, as DFZ router operators, by filtering those
paths. They seem silly, but harmless (similar to, for instance, painting a
nyan cat on a graph by announcing prefixes at certain times).

On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 6:32 AM James Bensley <jwbensley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 June 2017 at 13:10, Mel Beckman <mel at beckman.org> wrote:
> > James,
> >
> > By "experienced by someone else" I mean someone who is not one of your
> customers.
> >
> > The better strategy, I think, is to not filter long paths unless you
> have a reason to see their creating a problem. Otherwise you're just
> operating on superstition, no?
> >
> > -mel via cell
> Hi Mel,
> I mean this as a rhetorical question as we could talk until the end of
> time about this; what is the difference between operating on
> superstition and trying to be pro-active? Both for me fall under the
> category of "risk management".
> Cheers,
> James.

Hunter Fuller
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