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IRR listing of IANA-reserved, a question..
- From: John M. Brown
- Date: Tue Sep 03 21:37:52 2002
First, standard disclaimers..
1. This is a technical email.
2. I'm not speaking for any organization, other than ME.
In the last 72 hours I've seen over 3GB of data hit a network
I play with with source IP's of IANA-RESERVED space.
Various people have reported seeing IANA-RSERVED get announced
via BGP at different parts of the net.
Various people maintain lists of IANA-RESERVED space and other
such "special use or reserved" prefixes.
These lists are used by others to generate filters, ACL's and the like.
When IANA allocates a new prefix to a RIR, these lists have to be
updated manually. Sometime after the space has been put into service
and someone complains.
Give the above, would it make sense for:
A) The IANA to maintain a IRR/RADB type database that would allow
for the auto generation of filters and ACL's based *purely* on
RESERVED IANA space. No other prefixs would be listed.
B) For one or more of the RIR's (APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE, etc) to
maintain such a database, again only IANA-RSERVED space.
C) One of the existing well known IRR/RADB's to maintain the db ?
If such a database was available, would YOU use it ?
Would it help your network operations?
Would it be of a possitive or negative nature to your network?
Lets try to stay away from the obvious potential flames and other
Speaking a single person