Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Fri Jul 11 19:42:47 UTC 2014


I'm sorry.  This is a networking mailing list, not a
feel-good-about-yourself mailing list.  From the perspective of the
internet routing table, if you don't have your own AS number, you are
completely indistinguishable from your upstream.   Period.  As far as BGP
is concerned, you don't exist.  Only the upstream ISP exists.

Matt
 On Jul 11, 2014 12:33 PM, "Scott Helms" <khelms at zcorum.com> wrote:

> Matt,
>
> They're providing DSL, cable modem, BWA, or FTTx access to residential and
> business customers.  They belong to various service provider associations
> and they're generally the only ISPs in the areas they serve.  They're ISPs
> by every definition including the FCC's.  Having an ASN does _not_ make you
> an ISP as most of the organizations that have one are not, nor would they
> class themselves that way.
>
>
> Scott Helms
> Vice President of Technology
> ZCorum
> (678) 507-5000
> --------------------------------
> http://twitter.com/kscotthelms
> --------------------------------
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Sure.  We call those companies "resellers".  Or, if they actually do
>> bring some additional value to the table, they're VARs.  Not ISPs.
>>
>> Matt
>> On Jul 11, 2014 10:37 AM, "Scott Helms" <khelms at zcorum.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Matt,
>>>
>>> That's simply not true, if it were then several million US subscribers
>>> wouldn't have access to the Internet at all.  There are _lots_ of small
>>> providers that serve rural America (and Canada) that have gotten their IPs
>>> from their transit provider rather than ARIN, are single homed, and have
>>> never considered getting an ASN because it doesn't do anything for them.
>>>
>>>
>>> Scott Helms
>>> Vice President of Technology
>>> ZCorum
>>> (678) 507-5000
>>> --------------------------------
>>> http://twitter.com/kscotthelms
>>> --------------------------------
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Jima <nanog at jima.us> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > [...]
>>>> >  I guess I'm just glad that my home ISP can justify anteing up for a
>>>> pipe
>>>> > to SIX, resources for hosting OpenConnect nodes, and, for that
>>>> matter, an
>>>> > ASN.  Indeed, not everyone can.
>>>> >
>>>> >      Jima
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> I'm sorry.
>>>> If your ISP doesn't have an ASN,
>>>> it's not an ISP.  Full stop.
>>>>
>>>> There *are* some fundamental basics
>>>> that are necessary to function as an ISP;
>>>> having an AS number and being able to
>>>> speak BGP are pretty much at the top
>>>> of the list.
>>>>
>>>> If you cannot manage to obtain and support
>>>> an AS number as an ISP, it is probably time
>>>> to consider closing up shop and finding
>>>> another line of work.
>>>>
>>>> Matt
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>


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