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RE: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Fri Dec 03 03:18:25 1999

Yeay, verily.

We would be happy to pay fees within reason. The SSH VPN takes a lot of
maintenance and handing it over to a SysAdmin has been troublesome since it
is a very non-standard means of doing this. Open-source SSH VPNs are a great
hack, but [lack of] maintainability is the downfall of ALL hacks.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Li [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 12:04 AM
> To: [email protected]
> Cc: 'Alex Rubenstein'; 'Randy Bush'; [email protected];
> [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop
> > It's a PITA and not the cleanest of methods, but until all
> the backbones
> > quit filtering /24s it's what we have to do. The other
> alternative (and
> > we've considered it) is to obtain a much larger space
> directly from ARIN and
> > burn the unused space. Then we could remove the last bit of
> static routing
> > and use BGP4 as we should.
> Wouldn't it be nice if backbones got around to simply
> charging for annoucements
> and quit this arbitrary filtering?
> Tony