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Re: [Re: Lazy Engineers and Viable Excuses]
From: Joshua Sahala <joshua.ej.smith () usa net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:21:35 -0400

Joe Abley <jabley () isc org> wrote:
.. if everybody used the IRR to build explicit filters everywhere, if 
everybody kept their objects in the IRR up-to-date, and if there was 
some appropriate authorisation scheme in place to allow you to trust 
the data in the IRR implicitly, it'd be a perfect world.

not perfect, you would still need to filter at the customer ingress,
making sure that they weren't spoofing a 'properly registered route 
object' that wasn't part of the aup that they had signed....they did
sign an aup right???

The IRR is currently a reasonable tool to use to avoid listening to 
routes which are advertised by mistake from peers who populate the IRR 
accurately. It's not a reasonable tool for avoiding maliciously bogus 
routes, since sticking maliciously bogus information in the IRR is 

trivial yes, but it would be nice if there was at least a minimal effort
to filter unregistered route objects, especially on transit from certain
regions of the world....we can deal with the registration issue 


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