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Re: CIX Filtering...
Hi, >does any one know if they really ever did filter? I believe they did, but Paul Vixie could answer authoritatively if this issue is of major concern. My impression was that the CIX board felt they *had* to filter of they'd have been nailed for not promoting the industry (in violation of their tax exempt status) since they were selectively filtering some ISPs and not others -- it has to be either filter everyone or filter no one, and the CIX board chose "on" (since they were already filtering some sites). However, I think within 6 months of deploying the filters, the CIX membership voted to turn them off completely. >On Sun, 13 Oct 1996, Ehud Gavron wrote: >> Actually it was the CIX' hubris in thinking their interconnect >> to be of a value higher than all of its member networks. I don't think they actually thought this -- I believe they were aware the total number of routes filtered would be less than two dozen. My impression (after several discussions) was that the CIX board felt the filters were a necessity to keep the lawyers/IRS off their back. >>SPRINTLINK (Bob Collette) quickly indicated they would route around ^-- president of CIX at the time >>the CIX, and that made the whole issue moot. Bob and Paul would probably be the best people to talk to about this if you want the real answers... Regards, -drc - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -