[ppml] Effects of explosive routing table growth on ISP behavior
stephen at sprunk.org
Fri Nov 2 13:41:03 EDT 2007
Thus spake <michael.dillon at bt.com>
>> On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 08:54 -0500, Brian Johnson wrote:
>> > MY ENTIRE POINT IS THAT ARIN NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF
>> > ROUTING POLICY!
>> Is it just RIRs that have no business being involved in
>> routing-policy or do you resist any coordination of
>> routing-policies between DFZ operators? Suppose a market
>> emerges and it must be regulated, how do you enforce
>> regulations without a stick? If the RIRs can't advise
>> operators on routing-policies, who can?
> This is a silly comment. The RIRs have no business in routing
> policy because they do not have the expertise, and the true
> stakeholders in member companies are not involved in the RIRs.
> The RIRs have no competent advice to give an ISP on routing
Perhaps I'm cynical, but I believe if the industry doesn't show more
leadership and self-regulation, we're going to end up regulated by
outsiders. The question may not be "are the RIRs competent to do this" but
rather "are the RIRs less incompetent than the other options." As
horrifying as the thought of turning control of the DFZ over to PPML/NANOG
may be, it's slightly less horrifying than turning it over to Congress and
the FCC -- or the UN. IMHO, as always.
Another take is that if the RIRs _were_ involved in routing policy, the
appropriate stakeholders and competent engineers would show up.
Stephen Sprunk "God does not play dice." --Albert Einstein
CCIE #3723 "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
K5SSS dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking
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