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Re: routing meltdown

  • From: Yakov Rekhter
  • Date: Fri Aug 11 15:01:18 1995


> Perhaps "policies, procedures & data" is a better word than "protocols" used
> in the generic sense.
> I want to route things differently based on the time of day, whether 
> or not a particular network is seeing heavy traffic, and what my 
> horoscope said today.  I can implement this much more easily on a 
> workstation where I have source code than I can convince Cisco to 
> implement it.  

I wonder how many ISP operations have a requirement to support
internet-wide routing based on such factors as traffic load or
your horoscope. Let me personally assure you that if there will be enough 
demand, then there will be enough supply.