Has PSI been assigned network 1?

Guy Almes almes at ans.net
Fri Apr 21 13:53:25 UTC 1995

  Your posting reminds me of several things:
<> The Internet is a fundamentally cooperative enterprise.  While we all
   look forward to the increasing advantages of it *also* being a highly
   competitive enterprise, we have to remind ourselves that it remains
   fundamentally cooperative.
<> We in the states have benefited from the Merit PRDB effort during the
   last (almost) seven years.  Although the PRDB has become obsolete with
   the rise of the current multi-backbone/exchange-point architecture,
   we should understand the historic contribution of the Merit PRDB effort.
<> During those seven years, the RIPE community understood that, even
   lacking a central backbone architecture, a routing database was valuable
   as a means of allowing independent competitive Internet efforts in
   Europe to cooperate technically in a way that promoted the growth and
   quality of the Internet in Europe.
<> We in the States often overlook the fact that the RIPE routing database
   effort has succeeded in a European climate that was and is highly
   competitive and often contentious.  We in the States need to (continue to)
   learn that technical cooperation is essential *especially* when business
   competition is present.
<> Every effort should be made by providers and users to help the (national
   and international) Routing Registry to succeed.
<> While I wouldn't term the RS as an 'enforcer', I would assert that the
   quality of the RS will promote the acceptance and usefulness of the RR
   effort generally.

	-- Guy
>   > Vadim Antonov <avg at sprint.net> writes:
>   > 
>   > Routing Registry w/o means to enforce won't be able to keep
>   > a resemblance of accurate data (not with the modus operandi of
>   > most providers in US).
> We fundamentally disagree here. 
> I agree that the more the RR is used for actual configurations,
> the better the data will be. 
> I disagree that "enforcement" is necessary.
> I disagree that "enforcement" by RS is necessary.
> I observe that reasonable quality data can be gathered even when
> the only incentive is good citizenship and nice diagnostic tools.
> Daniel

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