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RE: Alpha test of MAE filtering capability

  • From: Chris A. Icide
  • Date: Tue Feb 04 13:42:36 1997

If full filtering (i.e. everything disallowed) we in place as the default, and each
member had to provide a list of allowed points, and the members of the allowed
points had to agree before the filters were installed, the model would be very
similar to the ATM based NAPs.  So far, the ATM based NAP's seem to work
fairly well.  *JMO*

>All in all I see this as a huge complication in the underlying structure of the
>Mae's.  I would be detrimental to the interconnects if ISP's used filtering
>as a general practice.  It is a great feature to have as a way to stop an
>abuse that has been detected and maybe even as a punishment for abusive 
>ISP's, but lets leave out the extra layer of complication unless it really 
>adds something to the network
>Scott Blandford
>IBM Global Network

Chris A. Icide

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