Indosat has made an unknown number of networks – in the thousands according to BGPmon, but possibly more – unreachable by announcing itself as their route. The mis-announcement took place sometime close to midnight (UMT) on April 2, with this message kicking off an ongoing thread at Seclists complaining about their routes being …
So are there penalties for Indosat?
Do people sue them now? Or do people just start to blacklist them? Do they get off scot-free with an "oops, sorry, my bad"? What happens?
I thought BGP router admins commonly deploy policies these days to ignore problematic announcements?
If <route increments within 5 minutes> exceeds <10> ignore
If route announcement from peer-as 12345 includes peers <not on peer whitelist> then ignore
The tier 1/2 providers with the neighbour relationships need to take some responsibility here, to police their direct neighbours At least a little bit. ?
Those should have been caught by prefix count limits at Indosat BGP peers early on. Guess they did not configure such limits. Not sure who to blame more - Indosat for a mistake or the peers for negligently accepting.
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