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Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop
Sean Doran <[email protected]> wrote: > It doesn't need to be equitable and fair to all; the fact is that > I consider my routing table slots to be a scarce resource, and > I will conserve that resource. Filtering is one approach; a step > towards your approach is relaxing filters for people willing to > pay me money to do so. This is the reality. The Internet is no longer an academic/ research network, and the sooner people accept that money talks (and bullsh*t walks) in a commercial context, the sooner an equitable mechanism for guaranteeing reachability to specific networks will become established. > People with hardcore reasons for using a too-long prefix will > probably be willing to pay a fee to an agent able to broker > cheapest-possible access to the routing slots in the networks > that are smart enough to sell them. I like this idea very much, because it makes a clear distinction between transit and reachability services. For instance, I might not want to use Sprint for transit, even though I want to have reachability to its customers. M.