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Peering with abusers...good or bad?

On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 2:13 PM Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:13 PM, Dan Hollis <goemon at sasami.anime.net>
> wrote:
> > OVH does not suprise me in the least.
> >
> > Maybe this is finally what it will take to get people to de-peer them.
> >
> If I de-peer them, I pay my upstream to carry the
> attack traffic.

Your isp will do rtbh

Your peers wont

> If I maintain peering with them, the attack traffic is free.
> It would seem the economics work the other way around.
> It would be more cost effective for me to identify the largest sources
> of attacks, and reach out to directly peer with them, to avoid paying
> an upstream to carry the traffic, if I'm going to end up throwing it
> away anyhow.