[ppml] 2005-1:Business Need for PI Assignments

Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Thu Apr 28 17:41:17 EDT 2005

> > Since we do have the space available to do geographic addressing
> > by using another 1/8th of the IPv6 address space, why are we not
> > seriously pursuing this avenue? I know that geopolitical addressing
> > is sexier, i.e. the same old, same old, but if we had some serious
> > work being done on geographical addressing that would be sufficient
> > to push the geopolitical ideas to the bottom of the agenda.

It would appear that you either have to provide a radically different
routing paradigm that can carry a large amount of fine-grained detail,
or you have to provide a radically different inter-provider settlement
regime and a coupled QoS regime that commoditises packet transit,
so that all possible paths have indistinguishable performance

[btw, the latter is effectively what happened in the multi-provider PSTN]

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