Is there any easy way to find out all the IPs that Facebook, Myspace, Snapchat etc uses?
Using Facebook as an example... We police their bandwidth to a small fraction of our total directly on our ASA (because another group in the company owns the web-proxy).
I normally lookup the ASN of the company (Facebook is 32934), then I go to
http://as.robtex.com/as32934.html#bgp and find their prefixes.
From that list, I build a Cisco ASA object group, which I can use to classify traffic... This is what I'm using now... Facebook gets throttled to a small amount of bandwidth... It works very well.
Every so often, you'll have to go back and check robtex AS-info to see whether they have added or removed prefixes. I usually try to take the largest aggregate block they have, even if they are only announcing smaller blocks from that larger aggregate.
network-object 188.8.131.52 255.255.248.0
network-object 184.108.40.206 255.255.192.0
network-object 220.127.116.11 255.255.240.0
network-object 18.104.22.168 255.255.240.0
network-object 22.214.171.124 255.255.224.0
network-object 126.96.36.199 255.255.252.0
network-object 188.8.131.52 255.255.252.0
network-object 184.108.40.206 255.255.192.0
network-object 220.127.116.11 255.255.252.0
The python code I use to generate the list is trivial...
from ipaddr import IPv4Network, CollapseAddrList
fb_nets = list()
with open('facebook_nets.txt') as fh:
for line in fh:
net = IPv4Network(line.strip())
print "object-group AS32934_Facebook"
for net in sorted(CollapseAddrList(fb_nets)):
print " network-object %s %s" % (net.network, net.netmask)
The code assumes you put all their prefixes in a text file called "facebook_nets.txt", with one prefix per line...
(py26_dfl)[mpenning@Bucksnort ~]$ head facebook_nets.txt
Actually my script automatically web-scrapes the info every week, but this is a simplified version.