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Re: preventing future situations like panix
From: Josh Karlin <karlinjf () cs unm edu>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:42:01 -0700


To what extent does the route object validation in the RIPE database
(for routes covering RIPE-allocated space), together with maintainer
object authentication, provide a "perfect IRR", according to your
research?

(I realise the step from "useful, authenticated source of data" to
"universally-deployed import filters" is non-trivial.)

My understanding is that RIPE, while quite good, still contains a
significant amount of old data that needs to be regularly flushed.  It
certainly seems reasonable to use its information as a good first
approximation of the validity of a route, and I think that would go
quite well with our recommendation, reducing the number of routes
flagged as suspicious.


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