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Re: Bogon list

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Jun 04 20:46:47 2002


On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 07:49 , Sean M. Doran wrote:

| Messy traceroutes make the helpdesk phone ring.

Messy architecture is worse!
Agreed. An inconsistent architecture is a messy one. Why treat exchange subnets differently to any other bit of backbone infrastructure? Why number point-to-point links with even locally-unique addresses?

Slashdot readers wielding traceroute can make an annoying pain in the side of your head, but traceroute and ping are not without their uses. Ask people who are cursed with running poorly-documented X.25 networks (surely there must be some left) how nice it would be to be able to map the network in-band. Ask them why they don't have any hair left, while you're at it.

There's two ways to deal with the "messy traceroute problem":

[messier 1]

[messier 2]
You don't need to deal with the messy traceroute problem if your consistent and clean architecture doesn't happen to make traceroute mess :)


Joe





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