[AusNOG] Fwd: [GROW] BCP 171, RFC 6441 on Time to Remove Filters for Previously Unallocated IPv4 /8s
leo.vegoda at icann.org
Tue Nov 29 12:32:09 EST 2011
I know the issue of outdated bogon filters was raised on list once or twice recently and reference was made to my draft on the subject. The RFC Editors have done their magic and it's now an RFC. I hope it's useful for informing those hard-to-reach places.
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> Subject: [GROW] BCP 171, RFC 6441 on Time to Remove Filters for Previously Unallocated IPv4 /8s
> Date: November 28, 2011 5:16:30 pm PST
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> BCP 171
> RFC 6441
> Title: Time to Remove Filters for
> Previously Unallocated IPv4 /8s
> Author: L. Vegoda
> Status: Best Current Practice
> Stream: IETF
> Date: November 2011
> Mailbox: leo.vegoda at icann.org
> Pages: 5
> Characters: 8646
> See Also: BCP0171
> I-D Tag: draft-ietf-grow-no-more-unallocated-slash8s-04.txt
> URL: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6441.txt
> It has been common for network administrators to filter IP traffic
> from and BGP prefixes of unallocated IPv4 address space. Now that
> there are no longer any unallocated IPv4 /8s, this practise is more
> complicated, fragile, and expensive. Network administrators are
> advised to remove filters based on the registration status of the
> address space.
> This document explains why any remaining packet and BGP prefix
> filters for unallocated IPv4 /8s should now be removed on border
> routers and documents those IPv4 unicast prefixes that should not be
> routed across the public Internet. This memo documents an Internet
> Best Current Practice.
> This document is a product of the Global Routing Operations Working Group of the IETF.
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