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Re: Who uses RADB? [was BGP to doom us all]
On Sunday, Mar 2, 2003, at 14:06 America/Vancouver, email@example.com wrote:
Some people seem to have the idea that RADB-like services are only useful if every operator uses them, and every operator publishes accurate information. In my experience, that is not the case.If it provides no service to me and the guy next block and another littleIt doesnt cost a million dollars to have access to a RR, its somewhat
The most common usefulness I have experienced out of the IRR is as an automated mechanism for publishing policy to adjoining ASes. Examples are BGP-speaking customers instructing their providers on how to filter their advertisements, and ASes filtering advertisements from their peers (which does happen, even if it's not common in the US). Whether or not non-adjoining ASes use the IRR at all, or use it well, is not relevant to this application.
Generating route filters from the IRR via a small lump of script has the potential to be cheaper, quicker, more efficient and less customer-enraging than the common alternative approach of opening six different tickets with the NOC and sacrificing small animals for three weeks until the updates are made.