Internet partitioning event regulations (was: RE: Sendingvs requesting. Was: Re: Sprint / Cogent)

Scott Weeks surfer at
Wed Nov 5 23:59:52 UTC 2008

--- michael.dillon at wrote:

"That's not how companies work. What you see as a single 
company operating a single worldwide network, is actually
a web of companies with interlocking directorships and
share structures. In each country they will probably have
3 or 4 corporate entities."

Ok, I hadn't thought of that.  I was thinking of one company in a non-US country with some assets in the US (but most not) and being held to US regulations network-wide.  How would you stop the traffic that was not following US regulations from hitting the US?

A:HNLL7710# configure router 1500 bgp as-path-ignore us-based-as-paths ?

Not there...  ;-)

"Spend some time hanging out with finance and legal people
in a big company. You may find it almost as fascinating
as designing networks."

As much as I hate to admit it, I believe I'd enjoy geeking-out on that for a while...


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