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RE: Routescience?

  • From: David Schwartz
  • Date: Wed Aug 22 20:07:41 2001

Vadim Antonov wrote:

> Controlling (or zealously filtering) sources of routing information is a
> necessity for any ISP which wants to offer dependable service and not live
> in permanent fire-fighting mode.

> My guess is that most network operations folks would be quite interested
> in learning what kind of operational impact to expect from the deployment
> of your boxes (and, frankly, what kind of defensive measures they have to
> take to minimise the impact).

> What is your definition of "correctly"?  Providing benefit to this
> particular customer?  Providing benefit to the entire network?  At what
> cost to other customers and ISPs?  Is stable operation guaranteed or
> only highly probable? Etc.

	All of your objections refer only to the attempt to control what path
inbound traffic takes. If you only control outbound traffic, these problems
don't arise. Arguably, for server farms, outbound packet loss and outbound
dealy times have a more serious affect on perceived performance than inbound