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Re: UUNet Offer New Protection Against DDoS

  • From: Patrick W.Gilmore
  • Date: Wed Mar 03 17:16:52 2004

On Mar 3, 2004, at 4:47 PM, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

I'm puzzled by one aspect on the implementation.. how to build your customer
prefix filters.. that is, we have prefix-lists for prefix and length. Therefore
at present we can only accept a tagged route for a whole block.. not good if the
announcement is a /16 etc !
MCI handles this by only filtering on prefix, not length. Well, allowing you to only announce up to your length, not shorter, but longer is allowed.

Now, I could do as per the website at which means we have a route-map
entry to match the community before the filtering .. but that would allow the
customer to null route any ip.

What we need is one to allow them to announce any route including more
specifics of the prefix list - how are folks doing this?
It's not hard. I think the old UUNET just used standard ACLs (1->99). :) But with prefix filters, you can set gt & lt prefix lengths on the filters trivially.

Of course, your customers can then deaggregate to their hearts content. If they do, you should hunt them down and LART them. But it is useful for some things, especially when combined with no_export, the black-hole communities, or other communities.


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