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Re: [RRG] Renumbering...
On 25 aug 2008, at 17:56, Tony Li wrote:
|Why would you assume this would be done on a commercial basis?
It would seem unreasonable to expect that it would only be done on a
The difficult part is running the service that powers everything. If
designed properly, this can be distributed such that the load is
spread over ISPs relative to their size. The political/business
continuity issues are with the control, which I'm guessing many people
will volunteer for. And although I'm highly critical of some aspects
of RIR operation, I think they have three things that are important:
they're capable, well funded and neutral.
|Wouldn't the RIRs be natural candidates to do this?
Not really. They would be one obvious organization to participate,
given the failure modes that this would create, it would seem that
mapping function should be on a set of organizations, with a
sites. A more logical set of candidates would be the root
There is some overlap between the two groups. :-)
When the time comes to do the design we can learn something from the
DNS situation. For instance, we should definately avoid ugly hacks
like inter-domain anycast and design things such that the amount of
bogus queries is less than 98%.
Also, it's strange that a fixed, small set of people run instances of
this service and people don't get to do that for themselves. Although
if people would run their own DNS root service, the "real" root
service would be all the zone transfers.
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