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Re: shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)
Thus spake "Mark Newton" <[email protected]>
I agree that RIR certs will never become truly mandatory, but it'll be a Good Idea(tm) to have one to prevent hijacking.On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:50:55PM +0100, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote: > On 3-mrt-2006, at 21:43, Brandon Ross wrote: > >What's worse is that unless people start changing their tune soon > >and make the ownership of IP space official, this will be a black > >market (like it is now, just much bigger). > > But that will end as soon as interdomain routing is protected by > certificates given out by the RIRs. No, it'll end as soon as those certificates become mandatory. Which will, in my humble estimation, happen at some point near the year 4523.
However, some bright accountant at a big telco is going to figure out it's not RIR certs they want to see -- they'll want to issue their own certs to squeeze revenue from non-customers. "You want to buy transit from our peers instead of us? That's great. But, if you want reliable access to our customers from your PI block, you have to pay $100/mo for a routing slot." Bingo, the swamp problem becomes self-correcting.
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