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RE: [Fwd: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?]

  • From: Fergie
  • Date: Fri Sep 08 14:46:25 2006

Don't be so sure.

What probably _would_ police these willy-nilly announcements,
however, are prefix-length filters on the various ISP routers. :-)

And again, this could certainly lend itself to folks sic'ing their
lawyers on eacvh other in the name of anti-competitive lawsuits.

A mess ensues that I don't think any of us wishes to see happen.

- ferg

-- <[email protected]> wrote:

> Another somewhat important point is that we also need to conserve
routing entries.  If you make a market for addresses without regard to
routability, you risk  
> creating a situation where you flood the world with /32's.  No thanks. 
> Tony  
I would think that would tend to police itself.  Even now with things
as they are you're going to have serious reachability problems if you
try to announce anything smaller than a /24.  And if routing tables
suddenly explode, I'd expect that threshold to quickly move in reaction.

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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