de-peering for security sake

Owen DeLong owen at
Fri Dec 25 03:36:54 UTC 2015

> On Dec 24, 2015, at 17:25 , Stephen Satchell <list at> wrote:
> On 12/24/2015 04:50 PM, Daniel Corbe wrote:
>> Let’s just cut off the entirety of the third world instead of having
>> a tangible mitigation plan in place.
> While you thing you are making a snarky response, it would be handy for end users to be able to turn on and off access to other countries retail.  If *they* don't need access to certain third world countries, it would be their decision, not the operator's decision.
> For example, here on my little network we have no need for connectivity to much of Asia, Africa, or India.  We do have need to talk to Europe, Australia, and some countries in South America.

Yes… Balkanization has been such a wonderful and useful strategy in the physical world, let’s bring it to cyberspace and we should be able to expect the same level of success…

Oh, wait, that wouldn’t be so good. Maybe this should be rethought.

One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. This would seem to me to fit that particular definition.


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