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Re: oh k can you see

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Tue Nov 01 15:17:51 2005

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Joe Abley wrote:

> On 1-Nov-2005, at 14:19, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> > or am i naive too?
> I think you underestimate the tendencies of ISPs all over the world  
> to leak peering routes towards their transit providers.
> Contrary to popular belief, leaks through peers in remote regions do  
> not always result in huge AS_PATHs which are never selected by the  
> rest of the network. For example, some of the most remote and poorly- 
> connected ISPs that F is announced to from local nodes are transit  
> customers of international, default-free carriers.

ok sure, but is this not just normal transit issues, these are not special 
because they are a) anycast b) root-servers? if any networks peers leak they 
should be reprimanded