Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 16:25:59 EST
> > Since Sprint and UUnet don't seem to be willing to provide information
> > in the IRR to allow us to generate access-lists/policies, and not
> > peering with these folks would be a Bad Idea(tm), so we can't quite
> > filter everyone. (If I could figure out a way to get them to register,
> > I'd have fun trying, though.)
> so, the question is how to make registering irresistable? peering
> contract requirement? peer pressure? :)
I would be very interested to hear from anyone who has problems/suggestions/
criticisms/etc... with the current routing registry. In particular,
it would be nice to hear from UUnet, Sprint and those people who
choose not to register in the IRR.
A few years ago the chief complaints were poor data integrity (ie, bogus/old
/stale data), authentication/security and under-participation
(ie, very few ISP's used the registry). Yes, these are very serious
The data integrity problem I am guessing would still be the main
drawback people would cite.
We/Merit have worked hard over the last several years to address
the problems associated with the IRR and continue to do so. We
are finally in a position to do something about the data integrity
problem and expect to implement RFC2725 (ie, RPS auth) by mid-2001
which should have a significant impact.
But things change over time and I would like to hear what people
think. Criticisms, suggestions, ...?
--jerry winters (Merit)