[connect-bof] Germany and Dtag has some funny ideas http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/deutsche-telekom-pushes-all-german-internet-safe-from-spying-a-933013.html

Carsten Schiefner ripe-wgs.cs at schiefner.de
Wed Nov 13 14:40:52 CET 2013

On 13.11.2013 14:04, Bernhard Kroenung wrote:
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Das-DE-CIX-und-das-Schland-Netz-Betreiber-empoert-ueber-Telekom-Plaene-zum-Schengen-Routing-2044731.html

That text reads in Google translated English:

The DE-CIX and the "Schland network": telecom operators outraged by 
plans to "Schengen routing"

In the debate about a "national IP Routing", as recently the German 
Telekom has proposed , then switched to the DE-CIX Management GmbH as 
the operator of Europe's largest peering node. Their CEO Harald Summa 
revolted against the advance of Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann. He 
described the initiative as "pure marketing campaign and mislead policy."

Like other routing experts now also dismissed Summa out that it was just 
the Telekom itself, which restricts a destination of data packets in the 
German jurisdiction. On public DE-CIX peering loud Summa participate 220 
​​German provider. Whose traffic is therefore remain "already within 
German borders and in German jurisdiction. Part of the German data 
traffic that is 'gepeert' through DE-CIX, so a national routing follows 
long," said Summa.

The German Telekom is connected only one of the top 10 vendors that 
together provide 98 percent of Internet access in Germany, not far at 
DE-CIX. Instead, they organize the transport of your traffic as part of 
private peering directly with other network operators. In such a 
topology, it would now even more common for traffic between German 
operators the way for several others - take Networks - foreign.

The goal is to reduce the attack surface for foreign intelligence over 
shorter routing paths, DE-CIX operator shall explicitly. The plans of 
Deutsche Telekom but keep it "for publicity eyewash and an attempt to 
restore their old de facto monopoly in Germany again," Summa said.

"If the German Telekom would also exchange data traffic through DE-CIX, 
we could work together as a German company ensure that a very large part 
of the German data traffic would remain in German jurisdiction." Thus, 
"but a readily available solution on hand, which would benefit both the 
Internet industry and citizens - without huge additional costs on all 
sides We would be pleased to sit down with Deutsche Telekom to a table.."

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