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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.

  • From: Karl Denninger
  • Date: Tue Apr 07 17:19:59 1998

On Tue, Apr 07, 1998 at 01:38:03PM -0700, J.D. Falk wrote:
> On 04/07/98, Andrew Crawford <andrewc@nildram.net> wrote:
> 
> > >    Domain Name: RIPE.NET
> > >    Domain Status: On Hold    <<<<<<------
> > 
> > This is apparently causing some routing problems; many ISPs (especially in
> > Europe) build their BGP filters from the data at whois.ripe.net at regular
> > intervals. No whois.ripe.net = no routing policy data = screwed up BGP.
> > 
> > Perhaps there should be a list of "sacred" domains that should never be
> > suspended no matter *how* long they go without paying their fees. I wonder
> > what happened in this case?
> 
> 	If the .NET TLD was still just for backbone infrastructure,
> 	it'd make sense to do that.  Perhaps RIPE qualifies for .INT?
> 
> 	No matter what it is, I agree...services like RIPE are way
> 	too important to the everyday functioning of the Internet to
> 	be turned off because of some NSI policy change.
> 
> -- 
> J.D. Falk                                                    <jdfalk@vix.com>
> Vixie Enterprises                                         http://www.vix.com/

So are forcing domain lookups for this kind of thing.

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