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RE: RBL-type BGP service for known rogue networks?
[ On Sunday, July 9, 2000 at 18:38:42 (-0700), Hal Murray wrote: ] > Subject: RE: RBL-type BGP service for known rogue networks? > > What should happen when various business models for using the internet > conflict? Who gets to decide? Or how do we collect and distribute > the information so individual sites can decide for themselves? Well, as the name implies, this is an "Inter"net. Nothing guarantees every connected network will be able to exchange traffic with every other network any more than every net will be directly connected to every other. As Randy says exchange points can solve some of the issues though of course that still doesn't mean that everyone who needs to exchange traffice needs to meet at the appropriate exhange points. The other questions you raise are somewhat more interesting, but I think in the end it boils down to remembering as an Internet user (if you are just one of those connected networks, for example) that you might not be able to exchange traffic with absolutely everyone you wish to do so with unless you (and perhaps they) go to somewhat extraordinary lengths to implement more direct interconnections. The best we can hope for is that the true backbone providers continue to think like phone companies, and that they continue to avoid mixing their backbone business with end-user business. Perhaps eventually there will be some form of sane government regulations that keep these assumptions true for the most part. -- Greg A. Woods +1 416 218-0098 VE3TCP <firstname.lastname@example.org> <robohack!woods> Planix, Inc. <email@example.com>; Secrets of the Weird <firstname.lastname@example.org>