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Re: shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Sun Mar 05 02:24:35 2006

Thus spake "Mark Newton" <[email protected]>
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.
I agree that RIR certs will never become truly mandatory, but it'll be a Good Idea(tm) to have one to prevent hijacking.

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.


Stephen Sprunk "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723 people. Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS smart people who disagree with them." --Aaron Sorkin