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RE: Telco's write best practices for packet switching networks

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Thu Mar 07 11:52:50 2002


Well, considering that Ron works for AOL, I would think he's all over "wierd
applications" and "odd protocols" :)

- Daniel Golding
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>
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> On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Ron da Silva wrote:
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> >
> > On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 03:04:00PM +0000, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
> > >
> > > ...For a backbone filtering is another story entirely. Filtering
> > > backbone equipment for it's protection is also a completely different
> > > topic...
> >
> > Filtering on the backbone is exactly what I mean.  Clueful backbone
> > providers should know the ins and outs of their data...
>
> Wow, this is a bold statement... do you deal at all with asymetrically
> routed customers? odd protocols? wierd applications? for any 'large' sized
> provider knowledge of the traffic beyond "its ip" is going to be a very
> difficult task. Even knowledge of address ranges crossing the network is a
> tough task give some customers default all traffic via one provider OUT
> and in through an alternate provider (assymetrical routing).
>
> Really, filtering anything but point incidents isn't a simple task, and at
> times point incidents are a challenge :)
>





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