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Re: Stability of the Internet?
From: Steve Schaefer <schaefer () simone dashbit com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 10:30:29 -0700 (PDT)



This is a bit like using IP addresses within private networks.  We have
RFC1918 to specify some addresses which are specifically not routable on
public networks to minimize this confusion.  That doesn't mean that some
people don't use unallocated (or even allocated) addresses within private
networks...

Perhaps we need a tld or a group of tld's which are analogous to RFC1918
addresses?


On Fri, 18 May 2001, Subhendu Ghosh wrote:


Most notions of "stability" are derived from a sense of steady state
reachability or connectedness.  The non-ICANN gTLDs create perturbations
in portions of the net by changing the local semantics how to reach
certain destinations.  While these perturbations do not spread (due to
policy), difference in the semantics of the perturbed network and the rest
of the net cause a lack of reachability, creating disconnected networks,
which destroy the "stability" of the net.

-Subhendu




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