[arin-ppml] IPv6 Non-connected networks

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri Feb 5 00:46:36 EST 2010

Owen DeLong wrote:
> The internet works because a substantial portion of the people who
> run routers choose to route prefixes issued by ARIN amongst themselves
> and each other. However, nothing other than good will and the desire
> for a functioning system prevents any of them from choosing a completely
> independent set of registries for a completely separate namespace of
> similar-looking IP addresses. Nothing forces any of them to route
> any particular prefix issued by ARIN or even any set or subset of
> prefixes issued by ARIN.
Or to even cooperatively accept that IANA and/or ARIN's database of 
numbers is the one true database...

Matthew Kaufman

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