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Re: S-BGP (some operational content)

  • From: Majdi S. Abbas
  • Date: Tue Sep 19 18:14:06 2000

On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 03:03:53PM -0500, Dave McKay wrote:
> Have you every noticed there aren't a whole lot of major IRC servers on 
>  (I said not a whole lot, not none.)  There is a reason for this,
>'s filtering leaves something to be desired, you can advertise almost
> any AS to them and they will accept it.  This could be used for DoS quiet
> easily and has been for sometime now.  Blackhole attacks.  But who wants to 
> advertise an entire AS?  If you peer with or most anyone for that 
> matter you can advertise a nice little /25 on their network creating a 
> blackhole for the amount of time you need it.  This is one of the most common
> attacks there are.  Major backbones will give major customers full routing
> and advertisements across their networks.  (I've seen it happen, and still
> have it happen.)

	Anyone who peers with a tier 1, particularly other tier 1s, is
not easily filter.  I know for a fact (having done recent turnups) that
they do filter per-prefix on their downstream customers running BGP.