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Re: BGP Security and PKI Hierarchies

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Wed Nov 30 13:47:53 2005

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com wrote:

> It's hard to imagine an organization who can afford to run
> a network using BGP to announce a class C block and not
> be able to afford $1250 per year.

The Internet != for-profit-only corporate netspace.

US$1250 may be little more than a urinal mint for businesses, but $1250 can
be a steep yearly fee to tack on to nonprofits that are already paying for
connectivity, equipment maintenance (of typically outdated equipment), and
likely other services from their upstream(s).

And since multihoming is the New Internet Insurance Policy[tm]....

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-- Todd Vierling <tv@duh.org> <tv@pobox.com> <todd@vierling.name>