Operational Issues with

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Tue Dec 10 13:18:17 UTC 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Vadim Antonov wrote:

> 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.

Of course, who would maintain the key databases and do you mean every route
would need a key with the central registrar or would it be carved up to eg
authority on /8 level or lir level which could be /22s.. seems at some point you
still have to go back to a central resource and if you dont have a single
resource you make it complicated?


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