Stability of the Internet?

Tim Langdell, PhD langdell at
Fri May 18 20:22:48 UTC 2001


I can assure you I am not a "troll".  As most people know, I am the ex-CTO
(note, "ex") of New.Net. Come to think of it that might cause you to
classify me as a "troll" -- but that would be your choice, I guess.

So, an increase in support costs is "instability"? I am not sure I get that


----- Original Message -----
From: "William Allen Simpson" <wsimpson at>
To: <nanog at>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: Stability of the Internet?

> Based on the email address, this was probably a troll.
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> Anyway, the fact that some of us now block BGP acceptance for the
> blocks, because it causes us support costs, would be an
> argument that the Internet is less "stable".
> "Tim Langdell, PhD" wrote:
> >
> > Yes, I was asking specifically about "stability" (with a request that
> > someone perhaps try to explain what that might mean other than a term to
> > scare people with) rather than "compatibility".  BTW, I don't think
> > is a TLD ;-)
> >

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