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How would LDAP help?
Hello, How would LDAP help? LDAP is just a distributed, hierarchical, object-oriented database. If ISPs only wanted to filter the right /8s, they could do that using http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space Unless the worldwide LDAP service would be checked by every router and the router learns what /8s to filter from the service. But then there would be security problems here. Actually, something that would send email to all the ISPs would be more secure (people would double-check before filtering). I don't see anything about the LDAP protocol that would help filtering /8s. Harsha. On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Brent Imhoff wrote: > > > We've already tried the RADB/RPSL/IRRD/whois/rwhois route for years and it > > has failed. Only a few people have bothered to learn most of these > > technologies and many network operators don't use any of it in an > > automated fashion. Just recently there was a lot of discussion about the > > I bothered to learn it and use it in a very automated fashion, thank you > very much. It really wasn't that hard and it works quite well. I'm > curious to hear why it has taken you years to come up with only failure. > > -brent >