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Re: Deciding whose network block is whose?
From: "Sean M. Doran" <smd () clock org>
Date: 09 Jan 1998 05:04:25 -0800

Geoff Huston <gih () telstra net> writes:

My point was that one direction of addressing Sean Donelan's
original problem was to clearly identify the point in the network 
where the announcement is originated and clearly
identify the legitimacy of each advertisement incrementally
through  the use of explicit signatures.

Grand, so you have all these little signatures floating
around.  Are you going to process them at all your
gateways, or are they there just in case something goes
wrong?  If the latter, how do you expect the signatures
might be used in practice?

It does not address explicitly the issue of routing
policy at a distance, which you identify as a bloody big
scaling problem - and I agree that it is!

Is the problem you are trying to solve not "does X have
the right to announce prefix Y"?  Perhaps I am missing


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