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Re: Routing wars pending?
Owen - I direct you to Yakov Rekhter's various drafts and commentaries that underline the fact that address ownership is irrelevant. Prefixes are simply strings of bits. What's important is the routing system. The fact that you are registered in registry X as being the "owner" of prefix Y is completely irrelevant if pretty much the entire Internet is going to route X towards Z. Now, fortunately, people are working on systems which will keep histories of route announcements and withdrawals so we can see which direction any given prefix was routed towards on a more historical basis. This may be as helpful in solving disputes as it will be in debugging routing. Sean.