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RE: The Gorgon's Knot. Was: Re: Verio Peering Question
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Simon Lyall wrote: > > Even better would be if the RIRs would divvy up the world in 10 - 20 > > regions, and allocate a /8 - /10 to each. > I'm afraid that doesn't work. It's great when there is exactly one > provider and nobody multihomes. As soon as people start multihoming then > they have to start announcing smaller prefixes everywhere. Only when multihomers routinely connect to networks that only interconnect outside the region. In other words: as long as there is at least one widely-used interconnect point in the region, this should not be a problem. (There are some (rare, IMHO) failure modes that are not fatal with current practice that are in this scenario, though.) 10 to 20 regions means about three regions to a continent. That's not too unreasonable. > Sift things around for a few years and you have people in that region > connecting to every possible backbone provider plus most of the 2nd tiers > and misc other countries. But Asian/Australian networks tend to connect to the US west coast, European networks to the US east coast. And even if a relatively large number of exceptions exist, savings are possible. > Didn't we have this argument with 8+8 ? I wasn't there... But the argument shouldn't be about how much this will help, but about how much it will hurt. I don't think it will hurt anyone, so even if there is just a chance that it will help, we should do it.