do not filter your customers

Nick Hilliard nick at
Fri Feb 24 23:20:19 UTC 2012

On 24/02/2012 20:59, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> It turns out the real world is quite messy though, often full of
> temporary hacks, unusual relationships and other issues.

... and, if you create a top-down control mechanism to be superimposed upon
the current fully distributed control mechanism, you will soon find that
politicians and regulators will take a very keen interest in BGP once they
realise that they can turn off specific prefixes from a single point.

Whatever about temporary hacks and unusual relationships, the entropy
introduced by layers 9 through 12 is almost always insufferable.


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