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Re: Other flapping prefixes. Compare and contrast.
At 7:40 AM 9/11/95, Hans-Werner Braun wrote: > >Well, while Sean's wording at times is, ahem, suboptimal, he is >referring to a real problem in the Internet System, and in fact one >that the North American Network Operators Group should take >responsibility for, at least for the North American part. The problem >is what others believe is a strength: an anarchic system of many >autonomous service providers with little or no service model/metrics >(neither for the local nor for the system level), and no well defined >rules of conduct for interoperation and problem resolution. H-W; There was once, and still technically may be, the "User Connectivity Problems" (UCP) working group in the IETF Ops area that began a process for coordination among the then regional NSFnet network's NOCs back in '90 or so. Much of the work accomplished by UCP on developing process for NOC-to-NOC coordination is still valid, but the players have increased in number and are re-inventing this wheel. So, the Internet anarchy has been under attack for some time now. If there is any interest (I know, hacking the configs is #1, formal coordination and documentation are a distant #2) I'll go look up some of the documents. --Kent