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Re: Verio Peering Question

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Fri Sep 28 13:13:30 2001

At 09:57 AM 9/28/2001 -0700, Majdi S. Abbas wrote:

> Blaming Verio for the RIR's allocation policy simply does not make

Allow me to rephrase this slightly: Blaming the RIRs for Verio's filtering policy simply does not make sense.

There is no reason for the RIRs to change. The system works, and works reasonably well today. Verio's policy, if applied to Verio by Verio's peers, would not work. (At least not from the POV of some multi-homed Verio downstreams.)

Also, if Verio would change their filters if the RIRs changed, then all the arguments about the Internet collapsing are inconsistent. (Unless "workable microallocation policy" means eliminating most of the people who currently have /24s.)

You have already stated publicly you do not understand the implications of filtering. Perhaps you should stop trying to defend that which you do not comprehend?

> --msa