[ppml] Effects of explosive routing table growth on ISP behavior

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Tue Nov 6 10:45:01 EST 2007

Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> 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
> but
> rather "are the RIRs less incompetent than the other options." 

YES. ARIN is far less competent than the current system.

<sarcasm>If you are asking yourself "what is the current system?",
please excuse yourself from this thread.</sarcasm>

> As
> horrifying as the thought of turning control of the DFZ over to
> may be, it's slightly less horrifying than turning it over to Congress
> and
> the FCC -- or the UN.  IMHO, as always.

I would agree that if ANY government type agency were in charge of
routing policy, you might as well go looking for a better job if you are
a network engineer.

- Brian

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