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Re: Anyone notice strange announcements for 188.8.131.52/24
From: "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick () ianai net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:16:00 -0500
On Jan 12, 2009, at 4:12 PM, Joe Abley wrote:
On 2009-01-12, at 15:39, Florian Weimer wrote:
So does "academic" mean "unethical" these days?
I think this is over the line. You can't put other people's IDs into
routing data on production networks. (Well, technically you can,
obviously, but you shouldn't.)
The AS_PATH attribute is a loop-avoidance mechanism, not a signature
on a cheque.
AS_PATH prepending with your own and with others' AS numbers (the
latter intended to effect "don't let this prefix leak into that AS")
has been sitting in the inter-domain traffic engineering toolbox for
I see no lack of ethics in the simple act of the as-path prepend as
part of a route export policy.
People have been doing it forever. However, it has been considered
sketchy at best.
If this were not Randy doing a research project, but, say, Cogent
prepending the ASN of $LATEST_DEPEERED_NETWORK on announcements to
Verio, how different would the tone of this thread have been?
If A cannot / should not do it, then the same should go for B.
Re: Anyone notice strange announcements for 184.108.40.206/24 Edward B. DREGER (Jan 12)
Re: Anyone notice strange announcements for 220.127.116.11/24 Randy Bush (Jan 12)
- RE: Anyone notice strange announcements for 18.104.22.168/24, (continued)