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Re: Best practices inquiry: filtering 128/1
On 11-Jul-2006, at 02:06, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Patrick W. Gilmore:
No, but they offer a feed of what is not supposed to be there.
The correct approach would be to verify prefixes using somewhat indepedent. more static data, such as RPSL data from RIRs.
That might be more correct in theory, but in practice it depends on RPSL data stored by RIRs being accurate. Although this is a reasonable dependency in some corners of the network, it's entirely impractical (on its own) if you're seeking to filter a full table.
As one of many contributing hints to whether a particular filter is worth accepting, it might be useful though (along the lines that SpamAssassin doesn't necessarily reply on any one reason to brand a message as spam, but builds a score based on all kinds of tests). There was a relevant presentation in LA: