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Re: Lazy Engineers and Viable Excuses

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue Aug 26 12:15:14 2003

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 10:10:57AM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 09:55:30AM -0400, Jared Mauch wrote:
> > > Yes, it is that hard.  Sadly, almost everyone I see push the IRR
> > > works for a small ISP.  And at least half of those work for a small
> > > ISP in Europe.
> > 
> > 	C&W, Level3, Global Crossing and NTT/Verio are small isps?
> Please correct me if I'm wrong, but they all use the IRR to filter
> customers.  That's a fine application of the IRR, and one I encourage.
> I don't think any of them use the IRR to filter peers.  Indeed, I
> can provde they don't filter certian big peers due to the fact they
> don't register thier routes at all. :)

Global Crossing doesn't use the IRR to filter their BGP speaking
customers, every prefix-list update gets touched by a human. While their
response time is good, and they're generally friendly people, they do have
a tendancy to prove that they are human by forgetting or typoing a random
route with nearly every other update. When you start getting into the
hundreds of routes, personally I will go through the trouble to maintain
IRR entries any day vs letting humans break stuff.

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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