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Re: Lazy Engineers and Viable Excuses

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Tue Aug 26 05:28:03 2003

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Joe Abley wrote:
> On Monday, 25 August 2003, at 19:08PM, Haesu wrote:
> 
> > You ARE correct. If everyone employs IRR and put explicit filters 
> > everywhere,
> > it'd be the perfect world..
> 
> The IRR is currently a reasonable tool to use to avoid listening to 
> routes which are advertised by mistake from peers who populate the IRR 
> accurately. It's not a reasonable tool for avoiding maliciously bogus 
> routes, since sticking maliciously bogus information in the IRR is 
> trivial.

Maybe, however you can fix that.. RIPE for example uses hierarchical 
authorisation so you cant add a route on a block you are not allocated, the 
broken part here is that the non-European IRRs are not run by the registry and 
therefore accept anything..

Steve





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