DNS pulling BGP routes?

Sabri Berisha sabri at cluecentral.net
Mon Oct 18 19:22:41 UTC 2021

----- On Oct 18, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com wrote:


> On 10/18/21 11:09 AM, Sabri Berisha wrote:
>> The term "network neutrality" was invented by people who want to control
>> a network owned and paid for by someone else.
>> Your version of "unreasonable" and my version of "unreasonable" are on the
>> opposite end of the spectrum. I think it is unreasonable for you to tell me
>> how to run configure my routers, and you think it is unreasonable for me
>> to configure my routers that I pay for the way that I want to.
> Yeahbut, for the last mile that network is often a monopoly or maybe a
> duopoly if you're lucky. If streaming provider 1 pays ISP to give
> priority over streaming provider 2 -- maybe by severely rate limiting
> provider 2 -- the people who get screwed are end users without a way to
> vote with their feet. That sort of monopolistic behavior is bad for end
> users. Mostly I want ISP's to be dumb bit providers and stay out of
> shady deals that enrich ISP's at my expense. And if it takes regulation
> to do that, bring it.

I totally agree. 100%. Now we just have to agree on the regulation that
we're talking about. 

My idea of regulation in this context is to get rid of the monopoly/duopoly
so that users actually do have a way out and can vote with their feet. From
that perspective, the NBN model isn't that bad (not trying to start an NBN
flamewar here).

But, I would be opposed to regulation that prevents a network operator from 
going into enable mode.

There are more reasons than "government intervention into a privately owned
network" / "network neutrality" to want more competition. Lower prices and
better service, for example. Have you ever tried calling Comcast/Spectrum?

I'd love to get involved (privately, not professionally) in a municipal
broadband project where I live. We have 1 fiber duct for the entire town.
That got cut last year, and literally everyone was without internet access
for many hours. We don't need net neutrality. We need competition. The FCC
sucks, and so does the CPUC.



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