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Edward B. DREGER eddy+public+spam at
Sat Mar 4 04:06:52 UTC 2006

SS> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 20:05:36 -0600
SS> From: Stephen Sprunk

SS> > Unfortunately, that involves change from the status quo, and thus
SS> > altruistic action.
SS> Only when self-interest and altruism are coincident is the latter
SS> consistently achieved.

Witness BCP38, spam/worm cleanup, prefix deaggregation.  If the past is 
any indication of the future...

SS> > The alternative, of course, is to wait for IDR to implode and let the
SS> > finger-pointing begin.
SS> ... which is what I expect to happen.  A few folks will see it coming,
SS> design a fix, and everyone will deploy it overnight when they discover they
SS> have no other choice.  Isn't that about what happened with CIDR, in a
SS> nutshell?

Those who do not study (or remember) history...

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