Use of Default in the DFZ: banned in philly, see it now on the net!

Pete Templin petelists at
Wed Jun 24 19:26:50 UTC 2009

Lixia Zhang wrote:
> On Jun 24, 2009, at 11:04 AM, Pete Templin wrote:
>> In (your) theory, your paper may hold up.  In practice, your 
>> definition of stub network is most likely considered wrong, and that 
>> likely shifts a lot of the assumptions in your paper.
> But I also believe that there are a few common practical patterns that 
> cover majority of reality.
> We need to be mindful of diversity in real world but also capture basic 
> common patterns (I'd agree that the paper perhaps should have said a few 
> more words about the former).

Skimming the paper turns up a key sentence, "Stub networks, on the other 
hand, do not forward packets for other networks."  What part of that led 
you to think that stub networks forward packets for 1-4 downstream ASNs?


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