"Tactical" /24 announcements

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Aug 12 17:58:15 UTC 2021

On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 10:39 AM Amir Herzberg <amir.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 1:22 PM William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> A originates to paid transit C
>> B originates also to paid transit C

> Bill, I beg to respectfully differ, knowing that I'm just a researcher and working `for real' like you guys, so pls take no offence.

Hi Amir,

Why would I take offense? How do any of us learn except by trying to
poke holes in claims to see what holds up and what doesn't?

> I don't think A would be right to filter these packets to; A has announced so should route to that (entire) prefix, or A is misleading its peers.

The alternative is that A has to disaggregate into at
least 8 prefixes on the -possibility- that some jackass might filter
the one /24 that B announces. If trying to filter one route results in
7 extra routes being added to the table, that's net badness.

Filtering may not even be intentional on A's part. If A's peering
router only receives A's customer-originated routes (a common enough
architecture) then the peering router won't even have a route to B
while B's route only arrives from C.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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