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Re: Bogon filtering
Hi, NANOGers. ] In a sense, Rob is a hacker who has installed his ] rootkit into the IANA/RIR system. He was only able ] to do so because the IANA and RIRs were not paying ] enough attention to their interfaces, thus creating ] a grey area which Cymru is filling. Wow! I've at last achieved mad leet status. Thanks. :) We have consistently stated that we would happily hand over the sundry bogon filtering projects to the RIRs if they wanted to take over the tasks. We are filling a niche, and will continue to do so as long as the need exists and others (the RIRs) aren't interested in doing so. Team Cymru now has four full time members, all of whom are smarter and more clueful than I. :) They are all equally adept at managing our sundry projects, which ensures that the projects don't succumb to a single point of failure in gear, location, or personnel. You can see our mug shots here: <http://www.cymru.com/About/> As for oversight, we are entirely beholden to our customers. Who are our customers? YOU! Folks who work with us regularly know that we aim to be very responsive to you, and regularly modify our projects to make your lives easier. A bit of common sense and open dialogue keeps us in tune with what you need. It's not so very formal, and it has worked quite well. We can't do everything, of course, so our projects are all collaborative efforts and partnerships with great folks in this community. We are particularly thankful to the following: <http://www.cymru.com/About/thanks.html> We try to get to all of your suggestions, but please remember that even our supply of coffee is exhausted from time to time. :) As for trust, it's really all we have to offer. Our credibility is our only real asset. We work to earn your trust with each project. I think we've done a fair job of that. Suggestions and feedback (along with coffee) are always welcome! Thanks, Rob, not the only member of Team Cymru. :) -- Rob Thomas http://www.cymru.com Shaving with Occam's razor since 1999.