Donald Neal wrote:
* Why don't the IX have clear policies on this
Perhaps a better question is "When are the IXs going to
policies on this issue?"
Perhaps they already have a clear (no pun intended) policy - they're not
responsible for what routes you advertise.
It's not quite as anarchaic as that. We have very definite filters in
place at both exchanges that only allow each BGP peer to announce their
own prefixes. The APE and WIX websites allow anyone to examine what
those filters are and what each participant is currently advertising.
The policy that's described in the RPSL database is exactly what gets
injected into the route server configurations - the process is automatic
and there are no hidden exceptions.