What's going on with AS147028?

Mike Leber mleber at he.net
Tue Jul 12 22:20:25 UTC 2022

This kind of thing is a problem from time to time with the data we get 
from route collectors.

When we see it we have to add the culprit ASN to a filter list we keep 
in bgp.he.net.

It tends to be a repeat problem with some collectors and some ASNs.

We haven't really figured out why people send junk routes to route 

The things we've seen aren't just route leaks.  We've seen a variety of 
AS path spoofing.

We've already added this specific ASN to the filter list and pushed an 
update for bgp.he.net.

Note, this email is specifically talking about routes received from 
route collectors and not routes operationally received by he.net via BGP 
sessions with actual networks.


On 7/12/22 12:49 PM, Eric Dugas via NANOG wrote:
> A friend of mine mentioned that both our Canadian ASNs were listed in 
> AS147028's peer list on https://bgp.he.net/AS147028 but we have no 
> adjacency to this network.
> Their peer count jumped from 1 in May 2022 to 1,800 and just a few 
> days ago jumped to 8,800. Beside NL-IX, all the IX they are listed on 
> are virtual IX with a few dozen "hobby networks".
> The only lead I have is they use HE as transit and they're pumping 
> back BGP feed to route collectors like RIPE RIS or Route Views with 
> routes stripped of HE's ASN.
> Eric

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