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Re: Please Check Filters - BOGON Filtering IP Space

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Thu Jan 20 09:50:57 2005
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:42:54 -0500, Jared Mauch <> wrote:
>         No, cisco providing a time sensitive feature like this
> implies free upgrades to repair this critical defect.  Just like
> they give out free software to people without contracts when
> they have a major security vulnerability.
>         Seems like this falls in the same category to me.

Analogies suck, but look at (for example) Norton AntiVirus.  You pay
for a year of virus definition updates.  Then when the year runs out,
Symantec is not going to give you a single new virus definition even
if there's a new worm around that dwarfs Sobig, Klez and all the other
viruses put together ...  I can see brand C following a similar
strategy with their bogon updates.

[and that's not a new thing I guess - every single virus that comes
down the pike is written up in the press as the worst and most
virulent virus yet]

Suresh Ramasubramanian (

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