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How to accidentally blackhole the whole IPv6 block?

We had an issue where the whole IPv6 block /32 was blackholed due to fat-fingers syndrome. The mask for the prefix was accidentally missed and IPv6 traffic just went off. missed ExaBGP IPv6 prefix mask

Almost everything was fine for a long time because there were some more specific routes advertised from other locations with /48. But because one of our ISPs (multi-homed) didn’t announce one of missing /48, thus it was routed (actually blackholed) via the unexpected node.

We cannot fix all the problems people do (fat-fingers), but a trivial fix to make sure others do not step on the same mine is nice to have. default ExaBGP IPv6 prefix mask