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Re: WG Action: Conclusion of IP Version 6 (ipv6)

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Oct 02 17:35:40 2007

>> and that is not what happened last time, so why should it happen 
>> this time?
> In fact, it's reasonable to assume that we will again filter 
> prefixes.

i agree but fear that it will be harder to find the filter algorithms
this time.

> Hopefully, the ISP that is forced into this position will have the
> insight to accept cash in exchange for filter exceptions. This will
> be the start of the market place for routing table slots.

last time, it was not offers of payment which caused the removal of
phyltres, but the whining at the filterers' s&m folk.  "we're very
important and your customers will not be able to reach us.  and we'll
tell our mommy and all our friends that you're mean and nasty."