Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop

jlewis at jlewis at
Sat Dec 4 07:17:33 UTC 1999

On Fri, 3 Dec 1999 bmanning at wrote:

> > 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.

Assuming route filter policies are based on what the IP registries are
giving out, the registries should be able to make at least good guesses as
to which allocations will be routable and which will not.  Since the
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?

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