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RE: Query: What policies do backbone providers use to determine IP ownership
From: "Richard A. Steenbergen" <ras () e-gerbil net>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 13:32:23 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 03:16:17AM -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:

I have seen dueling routes more often than I'd like to recall.

No one wants to use space that isn't 100% routable. Assuming A has any
peers, some traffic will go there and dead-end. Any customer in the
block will be unhappy. B will eventually give up. A would be foolish
to assign customers in the block until B has given up.

If A is a much better connected network than B (since B is acting like
an ass) the process is much more definitive.

When in doubt, A's lawyers contacting B usually helps them convince C to
stop it.

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