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Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop
- From: bmanning
- Date: Sat Dec 04 09:46:23 1999
> > > As for BSDI, is it possible for them to trade their /17 in to ARIN for a
> > > more likely routable one?
> > NO. Arin can't presume to know what is or is not routable.
> registries have no control over backbone BGP filters, they can't guarantee
> routability. If there's not a good chance of their allocations being
> routable, then what's the point in allocating space?
Lets back up a tad and approch from another direction.
Routable by whom?
One of the important (and some would say the most important)
things a registry can do is keep accurate information on
delegations. If a user of space does not care that its packets
are visable via Sprint (to pick on an ISP at random), then
why should a registry care, as long as the user of IP space is
happy. The registry should be willing and able to make such
a delegation and registry clients ought to be able to ensure
that the registry has accurate data about them and their delegation.
IMHO, registries must be blind to ISP routing policy.