[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Open Access To IPv6

Davis, Terry L terry.l.davis at boeing.com
Wed Jun 3 16:45:18 EDT 2009


Thanks, you made my point much clearer than I did.

Take care

> A more accurate statement would be that prior to cell-phones and LNP
> across disparate networks, the telephone numbering scheme WAS entirely
> hierarchical, limiting the number of routes needed.
> Today, the telephone number you dial is actually more akin to a domain
> name which is looked up in the SS7 database to determine an actual
> topological locator to which the call is routed.  These topological
> locators
> remain 100% hierarchical limiting the routing required, and, this model
> could actually serve as a good model for an ID/Locator split type of
> internet routing.
> > On a side note, I'm sure that nobody wants the Internet to start to
> > resemble the telephone network. That would be a bad model. (I can hear
> > the regulators salivating at the idea.) Not that this isn't already
> > starting to happen (sigh). :-|
> >
> On one hand, I agree.  The over-regulated system of settlements and
> forced exchange routing would be bad for the internet.  However, the
> technical solution applied to make LNP possible is one where I think
> the internet could at least learn a little.

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