Chinese bgp metering story

Bill Woodcock woody at
Fri Dec 18 14:05:01 CST 2009

      On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
    > > The decision on that will mostly be made in mid-March.
    > By whom?

A working group of the ITU Council.

    > The RIRs aren't just going to say, "OK, ITU folks, it's all yours," heh.

Indeed not.  However, the RIRs don't have a voice in the decision.  This 
is an intergovernmental decision within the ITU Council.  If the ITU 
Council were to decide that it's a good idea for the ITU to take over IP 
addressing and break it, they would then take it to the ITU 
Plenipotentiary.  At that point, it could become policy of the treaty 
organization, and then member country governments would become bound to 
support the policy in their own legal structures.  Odds are that would be 
expressed in laws similar to that of Korea, where it's illegal for network 
operators to get IP addresses from APNIC, their RIR, and they must instead 
get them from KRNIC, a Korean governmental agency.  Which, in turn, 
proxies their votes in the APNIC elections, but that's another story.  :-)


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