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Re: So -- what did happen to Panix?

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Fri Jan 27 13:22:17 2006

On Jan 27, 2006, at 12:57 PM, Joe Abley wrote:
On 27-Jan-2006, at 11:54, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
On Jan 27, 2006, at 8:29 AM, Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com wrote:

seems to me that certified validation of prefix ownership and as
path are the only real way out of these problems that does not
teach us the 42 reasons we use a *dynamic* protocol.
Wouldn't a well-operated network of IRRs used by 95% of
network operators be able to meet all three of your
requirements?
Maybe I missed something, but didn't Verio say the prefix was in their internal registry, and that's why it was accepted.
Perhaps by "well-operated", Michael was referring to something like the hierarchical authentication scheme used by the RIPE database, which ultimately provides access control for route objects using RIR allocation/assignment data?
Yet it can still have stale data.

That said, if there were a centralized store for such information and "you" were in charge of "your" objects, then the only person to blame when "your" prefix was incorrectly accepted would be "you". (We're talking things like accidental origination here, not malicious attempts to go around safeguards.)

Put more concretely, Panix would have no one to blame but themselves if Verio accepted a prefix because it was properly registered in the DB.

This, IMHO, would be a Good Thing.

Not a panacea, but a Good Thing. And would avoid some very long threads on NANOG (which is also a Good Thing :).

--
TTFN,
patrick




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