A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts of the internet to drop

Steve Dispensa dispensa at maverick.mwis.net
Tue Dec 7 02:54:07 UTC 1999

One quick difference - the PSTN only has to make a single routing decision
per call.  Internet routers usually decide on a per-packet basis.

> - IPv6 is not the answer to our routability problems, but it will vastly
>    accelerate the reachability problems we already have. Provider-based
>    prefixing will be a breaking dike once it becomes obvious to people
>    that geographical or organizational hierarchies cannot be dictated
>    over business needs.

Agreed.  Sounds good in theory, but I wouldn't bet on most organizations
being happy with keeping these hierarchies intact.

 - Steve
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