Operational Issues with

Vadim Antonov avg at exigengroup.com
Tue Dec 10 13:12:30 UTC 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:

> >                Yakhov, Elise, Mark, and Bill - 1994 as part of the RA
> >                project, bringers of the RAdb.
> This gets to the heart of the matter. It is now 8 years later and RADB is 
> not catching on.

It doesn't have anything to do with query serialization method.

RADB is a kludge forcing ISPs to make their routing infrastructure to 
depend on an external and centralized resource, and introducing an extra 
step (which takes non-negligible amount of time) to their customer 
installation process.

The better way of dealing with the problem of bogus routes is strong
authentication of the actual routing updates, whith key being allocated 
together with the address block.  Solves unused address space reclaimation 
problem, too - when the key expires, it becomes unroutable.

I always thought that RADB was a temporary band-aid, but it seems that 
there was no progress in the field for quite a few years.

Unfortunately, trying to do some new stuff in the field is nearly 
impossible - when VCs hear "backbone routing" they slam the door.


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