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Re: So -- what did happen to Panix?
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <christopher.morrow () verizonbusiness com>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 20:21:00 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 Michael.Dillon () btradianz com wrote:

Wouldn't a well-operated network of IRRs used by 95% of
network operators be able to meet all three of your

We have such a database (used by Verio and others), but the Panix
happened anyway due to bit rot.  We've got to find a way to fix the
layer 8
problems before we can make improvements at layer 3.

If an IRR suffers from bit-rot, then I don't consider
it to be "well-operated" and therefore it cannot be
considered to be part of a well-operated network of

honestly I'm not a fan of IRR's, so don't pay attention to them, but... is
the IRR 'not well operated' or is the data stale because the 'users' of
the IRR are 'not well operated' ? (the IRR as near as I can tell is
nothing but a web/whois server that you sign-up-for and push/pull data
through, right?)

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