Peering with abusers...good or bad?
bryan at shout.net
Sat Mar 3 00:07:49 UTC 2018
On 3/2/18 5:29 PM, Ca By wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 2:13 PM Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:13 PM, Dan Hollis <goemon at sasami.anime.net>
>>> OVH does not suprise me in the least.
>>> Maybe this is finally what it will take to get people to de-peer them.
>> If I de-peer them, I pay my upstream to carry the
>> attack traffic.
> Your isp will do rtbh
> Your peers wont
Some public IXs support RTBH ... Equinix, DE-CIX, to name two ... PNIs
is a different story.
>> If I maintain peering with them, the attack traffic is free.
>> It would seem the economics work the other way around.
>> It would be more cost effective for me to identify the largest sources
>> of attacks, and reach out to directly peer with them, to avoid paying
>> an upstream to carry the traffic, if I'm going to end up throwing it
>> away anyhow.
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