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Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop
On Fri, 03 December 1999, Tony Li wrote: > I was not and am not suggesting that anyone stop all filtering. I am > suggesting that a sane prefix settlement scheme would allow us to dispense > with the filtering policies that are currently in place and would allow the > backbone to globally distribute any prefix, regardless of prefix length, if > only the originator has paid enough money and informed people first. You > want to inject a /32? Go right ahead. Send your check to your provider > and it can be made to happen. Such a payment scheme has always existed. The provider with the most agressive filtering policy has always announced many prefixes which they wouldn't accept if the networks were customers of a different provider. Just make your checks out to all the providers you want to reach, and they'll each be happy to install a seperate circuit for your network. It worked for tymnet, telenet and compuserve. In today's Internet a difficult problem is figuring out if they are announcing a /32 accidently, for a dumb reason or for a good reason. Because my upstream provider is too dumb to aggregate isn't a good reason.