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Re: Changes to PI Policy?

  • To: Peter Gradwell < >
  • From: Gert Doering < >
  • Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 11:06:14 +0200


On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:06:16AM +0100, Peter Gradwell wrote:
> The concept of PI space is definitely not broken. There is a
> very real need for organisations, large and small, to be able
> to connect to multiple Internet providers without having to pay
> several thousand euros to ripe and spend a week filling in
> forms to become a LIR.
> If the internet addressing structure is broken then change it
> and if you're running out of numbers then invent some more.
> We should not be putting financial and administrative barriers
> in the way of people who want to be multiply connected.

As this is task force is something to get work done, and not only to
complain about unfairnesses of life:  please come up with a good 
proposal for a new PI policy that takes real world barriers (finite
memory and CPU in routers, limited growth of BGP complexity as far
as more and more "end site ASes" go) into account.

My worries are not on a limited number of IP addresses, but on 
a breakdown of the routing system.

So, yes, the PI policy has to go hand in hand with the AS number policy,
and with a kind of "global consensus" on who should be permitted to put
their network into the global routing table (read: put their burden on 
everybody elses routers ).

Gert Doering
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