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Re: Bogon list

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Jun 04 13:30:57 2002

On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 12:48 , Barry Raveendran Greene wrote:

Then we come to the extra bogons like exchange point allocations. Can't
forget them. :)
I've never heard anyone refer to the IXP allocations as "bogons." Plus, I've
not heard of anyone filtering the IXP prefixes on their ingress peering
filters. Egress peering filters - yes.
Depending on your internal routing policy, it may well be important not to learn routes to exchange points to which you connect.

A straightforward example is when people accidentally propagate the prefixes and Interfaces on the LINX exchange fabric are currently numbered within, so if my LINX router learns the longer prefix routes from somewhere else, my EBGP sessions across the exchange get hijacked. Without the prefix length aspect the effect is less obviously serious, but it can still cause issues.

Subnets numbering interfaces on exchange point subnets, for exchange points at which I participate, can hence generally be considered bogonish by me. For exchange points at which I do not participate this need not be the case. The list of EP-derived bogons is, following this logic, operator-specific.


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