BCP for multisite multihoming

Thomas Narten narten at us.ibm.com
Tue May 22 16:44:29 CEST 2007

Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch at muada.com> writes:

> On 21-mei-2007, at 23:43, David Conrad wrote:

> >> At this point, I guess it's time to once again point out that all  
> >> of this could be avoided if the IETF would simply overcome its  
> >> irrational fear of geography-related routing: http://www.muada.com/ 
> >> drafts/draft-van-beijnum-multi6-isp-int-aggr-01.txt

> > The IETF is mostly irrelevant in this context.  The folks who have  
> > to get over their fear (irrational or not) is the Internet service  
> > provider community.

> The trouble is, for this to work without too much trouble, address  
> space needs to be given out with geography in mind. I don't think  
> IANA and the RIRs are going to do that without the IETF telling them  
> it's a good idea.

David said it already. The IETF won't waste it's time doing this so
long as it thinks that the proposal will go nowhere in
practice. Presumably, we all have better things to do with our time.


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