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Re: Bogon filtering (don't ban me)

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Fri Dec 03 13:11:41 2004

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> "Blocks all IANA reserved IP address blocks"
> The actual doc:
> <>

Surprise, surprise.  The examples in that document are already out of date
and filtering as bogons perfectly good IP space ARIN is handing out to

The idea of a "default static bogon filter" being made part of IOS is a
horrible idea.  It's bad enough getting the places that went to the
trouble of setting up bogon filters to update them.  If everyone had them
by default, that would likely break the Internet for signifigant numbers
of people.  How many customer routers do you have on your networks that
were installed years ago and never upgraded?  How out of date would their
default bogon filters be now?

 Jon Lewis                   |  I route
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