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Re: Bogon list

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue Jun 04 12:18:43 2002

On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 10:30:33AM -0500, Rob Thomas wrote:
> For a while folks have asked me to add an aggregated ACL, prefix-list,
> or black hole routes to the various templates on my site.  I've avoided
> this for a variety of reasons, and decided to create the best of all
> worlds - the bogon list.  :)
> This list includes the bogons, in both aggregated and non-aggregated
> form.  The list includes bit notation, dotted decimal, and Cisco ACL
> styles.  This is handy for blocking the bogons, egress and ingress, at
> your borders.  Take a peek at it here:
> Comments and feedback are VERY welcome!  Be the first in your ASN to
> join the CREDITS section.  :)

The problem with bogon lists is that they change on a fairly regular 
basis, for example each time a registry is given a new /8 to allocate 
from. This makes the role of maintaining an "offical" list of bogons 
somewhat important, and the job of updating them somewhat annoying. :)

But, most of your list looks like RFC1918, link-local, and the /8's that
havn't been allocated. This is pretty simple to obtain, but not very

Off hand just in the reserved section, I see missing:

And probably lots more if you go mine the database (and assuming you're 
willing to make a committment for life to continue watching the database 
for when they stop being reserved :P).

Then we come to the extra bogons like exchange point allocations. Can't 
forget them. :)

I'd suggest you try to work on a database of the bogons with various flags 
so people can make their own policy decisions. For example, I would agree 
with filtering all of these from my routing table, but not with filtering 
RFC1918 space or exchange point routes (at least not on the border device 
connecting to it :P) from source addresses.

Richard A Steenbergen <>
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