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RE: multi-homing fixes

  • From: James Spenceley
  • Date: Wed Aug 29 00:58:14 2001


> >Checking each prefix sounds like an awful lot of work, much better to
> >bitbucket a entire countries prefixes if they collectively 
> don't account for
> >0.nnn% of your traffic.
> Except that prefixes aren't allocated by country.  Prefixes 
> are allocated 
> to ISPs (mostly).

I guess i should have used a ;-).

My point,

If US operators only want to accept prefixes for 'free' from networks that
account for a percentage of their traffic, your in a position to effectively
blackhole much of the developing nations Internet.

Is access to a countries Internet more or less important than access to a
route with a different bit length or traffic level ? 

The size of prefix isn't necessarily the only basis for that prefixes value.

> -drc


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