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Re: Lazy Engineers and Viable Excuses
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve () telecomplete co uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:22:36 +0100 (BST)


On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Joe Abley wrote:
On Monday, 25 August 2003, at 19:08PM, Haesu wrote:

You ARE correct. If everyone employs IRR and put explicit filters 
everywhere,
it'd be the perfect world..

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.

Maybe, however you can fix that.. RIPE for example uses hierarchical 
authorisation so you cant add a route on a block you are not allocated, the 
broken part here is that the non-European IRRs are not run by the registry and 
therefore accept anything..

Steve


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