We recently received an email notice from a group of security researchers who are looking at the feasibility of attacks using spoofed traffic. Their methodology, in broad strokes, was to send traffic to our DNS servers with a source IP that looked like it came from our network. Their attacks were successful, and they included a summary of what they found. So this message has started an internal conversation on what traffic we should be filtering and how.

This security test was not about BCP 38 for ingress traffic from our customers, nor was it about BGP ingress filtering. This tested our ingress filtering from the rest of the Internet.

It seems to me like we should be filtering traffic with spoofed IPs on our transit, IX, and peering links. I have done this filtering in the enterprise world extensively, and it's very helpful to keep out bad traffic. BCP 84 also discusses ingress filtering for SP's briefly and seems to advocate for it.

We have about 15 IP blocks allocated to us. With a network as small as ours, I chose to go with a static ACL approach to start the conversation. I crafted a static ACL, blocking all ingress traffic sourced from any of our assigned IP ranges. I made sure to include:

* Permit entries for P-t-P WAN subnets on peering links
* Permit entries for IP assignments to customers running multi-homed BGP
* The "permit ipv4 any any" at the end :)

The questions I wanted to ask the SP community are:

* What traffic filtering do you do on your transits, on IX ports, and your direct peering links?
* How is it accomplished?  Through static ACL or some flavor of uRPF?
* If you use static ACLs, what is the administrative overhead like? What makes it easy or difficult to update?
* How did you test your filters when they were implemented?

Thanks a lot,


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