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At 11:46 AM 2/5/97 -0800, Karl Auerbach wrote:

>As for the ISPs that block -- well, I think that they may eventually have
>a lot of explaining to do.  The reason for this is that the incremental
>cost of carring a route for a /24 is the same as for a /8.  If the ISPs
>want to be "common carriers" (and hence obtain many protections against
>being liable for the content of the traffic they carry) they may have to
>fairly offer their services to all comers.

Personally, I think there are better way to deal with misbehaving
'long prefixes' than by filtering on length, such as prefix-length
based dampening advertisement suppression policies. But I digress,
and we are now drifting far afield of the topics suitable for
discussion on this list.

- paul