DNS pulling BGP routes?

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Mon Oct 18 21:05:58 UTC 2021

On 10/18/21 1:51 PM, Sabri Berisha wrote:
> I know that there are a lot of risks with hamfisted gubbermint
>> regulations. But even when StarLink turns the sky into perpetual
>> daylight and we get another provider, there are going to still be
>> painfully few choices, and too often the response to $EVIL is not "oh
>> great, more customers for us!" but "oh great, let's do that too!".
> That's the point where MBAs take over from engineering to squeeze every last
> penny out of the customer. And that usually happens when a company gets large.

So what's the counter? I mean, MSO's already pull that kind of shitty 
behavior with their "fees" cloaked as taxes.

Maybe a better argument is that this is all theoretical since to my 
knowledge it's not being done on any large scale, so let's not fix 
theoretical problems.

>> This is obviously complicated and one of the complications is QoS in the
>> last mile. DOCSIS has a lot of QoS machinery so that MSO's could get CBR
>> like flows for voice back in the day. I'm not sure whether this ever got
>> deployed because as is often the case, brute force and ignorance (ie,
>> make the wire faster) wins, mooting the need. Is there even a
>> constructive use of QoS in the last mile these days that isn't niche?
>> Maybe gaming? Would any sizable set of customers buy it if it were offered?
> It's been a few years since I've worked for a residential service provider,
> but to the best of my memory, congestion was rarely found in the last mile.

That's what I figured. I remember talking to some Sprint architect types 
around the same time when I told them all of their insistence on AAL2 
was useless because voice was going to be drop in the bucket. They 
looked at me as if I was completely insane.


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