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Re: More long AS-sets announced

  • From: Jerry Pasker
  • Date: Tue Jun 21 02:19:52 2005

Hank wrote:

Wrong again.  You used both AS1221 and AS2121:

I logged pretty much the same thing with max-as limit blocking/logging the announcements (of course, the paths, and time stamp seconds are different, YMMV) Perhaps the unforeseen technical difficulties have something to do with not sticking to the original plan? Announce something different to get around filters, and thus, detect who put filters in place? Or more innocent..... maybe fat fingers, or copy/paste gone horribly wrong?

Doesn't really matter what happened though, because a controlled announce is a lot better than a malicious one. Since a stupid person is the most dangerous type of person (fifth basic law of human stupidity), a malicious announcement is even safer than a clueless one. I'd much rather see this done by someone with clue that's going to announce and withdraw them, then check for damage, than by someone that might not know what the heck they're doing. If there is damage, we'll all hear about it, and figure out how to stop it in the future when someone else tries to be malicious. Or when someone else is just plain clueless.

Apparently that's not the case since this whole experiment was so disruptive that it took 16 hours for someone to notice and point out on NANOG that it neither did nor did not go off as previously announced.

(I'm guilty of looking it over in the logs, and not even noticing the difference between 2121 and 1221)

The internet is our playground... can't we just all get along? If someone's going to load 50 kids on a merry-go-round, and get 50 more kids to push it.... I'll just stand over by the monkey bars and try to avoid the flying vomit. :-)