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Re: Who uses RADB/IRR?
On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Dean Anderson wrote: :I started looking at the RADB, but haven't got ourselves setup yet. Does :anyone actually deny routes which aren't listed in the RADB? Depends on what you mean by deny. If you are generating access-lists from RAdb entries, obviously you will only be accepting those routes. Unless you were doing as_path based filtering, you are implicitly filtering those other routes. Manually adding unregistered routes would alleviate this problem until you had convinced them it was in their interest to register. I guess what :I'm really asking is how important is it to be in the RADB? Does it get :more important sometime soon? It's not like you won't be able to peer with anyone after a certain date, but there are important reasons to register. -If you are multihomed, your upstreams will have synchronized access-lists allowing you more control over the shape of your traffic. -Convenient automated, synchronized and *authenticated* updates to your peers. -Portable central source for customer and local routing information. -Making IPMA/Merit/CAIDA projects more accurate. Am I correct in thinking that ANS and CAnet both require registration of their customers routes? :I would also tend to think [based on limited BGP knowledge] that it would :only be a problem if your direct upstream used the RADB or if your upstream :is RADB filtered by their peers. Is this true? I'm sure that a site that used RtConfig for generating access-lists would only do so for customers that had assured the site that their registrations were current and worthy of production. Otherwise, routes are added manually. -j -- jamie.reid Chief Reverse Engineer Superficial Intelligence Research Division Defective Technologies