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Re: AS2548... Do you care?
On Sun, Aug 12 2001 at 03:15:58%P -0400, John Fraizer wrote: > > > On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Alex Rubenstein wrote: > > > > > This may sound odd, coming from me who is a halfway alarmist, but: > > > > 1) how is this really a 'problem'? Don't get me wrong, announcing a > > reserved AS is as bad as announcing 10/8, but, what did it break? Is it > > enough of a problem to spam nanog about it? > > > > > 2) Did you call/email/page/carrier-pidgeon Digex/ICI about this? > > 1) I don't consider my post SPAM or fluf or anything else other than > operational content. A well known and respected carrier is announcing a > reserved AS. It didn't break anything here but, the announcement wouldn't > make it into anyones tables who was using 64620 in a confederation and as > a result, it very well could be breaking something somewhere. Beyond > that, it doesn't set a very good example for others. I guess I'll have to > rethink my "lower AS = higher clue" theory. > > 2) It's not what it broke but, what's broken that is allowing it to happen > to begin with. It's fairly apparent that someone neglected to add 64620 > to a confederation statement. (And doesn't have anything in place to > prevent leaking reserved AS's either.) This has nothing to do with confederations. This was a misconfigured peer that was a mistake anyone could have made. It was fixed and hopefully nobody was hurt to badly by this error. > > 3) No. I did not contact Digex/ICI directly because: > > a) I'm not a direct customer. > b) I'm not a direct peer. > c) The leak has shown up in the IPMA (http://www.merit.edu/ipma/)listings > for the past 4 days and it's obvious that they're not monitoring IPMA or > don't care. I assure you we do care and we do try to keep up on the merit pages but things can get hectic and things can get missed. I thank you for the heads-up post that did in-fact lead to the problem solved. I frown upon the technical speculation and the name bashing. > > --- > John Fraizer > EnterZone, Inc > ---- Christopher Johnston - [email protected] Manager, Tier III & Network Operations Intermedia Business Internet 24-hour Support 888-297-1400