Chinese bgp metering story
woody at pch.net
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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