So Philip Smith / Geoff Huston's CIDR report becomes worth a good hard look today

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Thu Aug 14 14:37:17 UTC 2014

> When ACL112 came into being, there were old equipment that were being
> protected by the /19 filters. However, the filters were in place long
> after those equipment were replaced.

This was done for commercial reasons, not to protect the Internet.

You know it, I know it, and I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations has expired, so now everyone can know it.

Randy may have created Verio's filters for "the good of the Internet" (even though I disagree, as I just posted), but Sean's reasons for keeping those filters were absolutely not so pristine.


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