Stability of the Internet?

Steve Schaefer schaefer at
Fri May 18 17:30:29 UTC 2001

This is a bit like using IP addresses within private networks.  We have
RFC1918 to specify some addresses which are specifically not routable on
public networks to minimize this confusion.  That doesn't mean that some
people don't use unallocated (or even allocated) addresses within private

Perhaps we need a tld or a group of tld's which are analogous to RFC1918

On Fri, 18 May 2001, Subhendu Ghosh wrote:

> Most notions of "stability" are derived from a sense of steady state
> reachability or connectedness.  The non-ICANN gTLDs create perturbations
> in portions of the net by changing the local semantics how to reach
> certain destinations.  While these perturbations do not spread (due to
> policy), difference in the semantics of the perturbed network and the rest
> of the net cause a lack of reachability, creating disconnected networks,
> which destroy the "stability" of the net.
> -Subhendu

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