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[ga] Internet Routing, Looming Disaster?

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  • Subject: [ga] Internet Routing, Looming Disaster?
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 10:41:09 -0600 (GMT-06:00)


  I and many others warrned ICANN/DOC-NTIA as well as other operators 
of global routing AS's that China would sooner of later be having a bigger
and bigger impact and one that may not be in keeping with traditional
US-EU business values and parctices.  That time has now come.  "So
sew the wind, and now reap the whirlwind!" >:(

  The Internet's leading architects have considered the
growth and fragmentation of core routing tables one of the most
significant threats to the long-term stability and scalability of the
Internet. In April 2010, about 15% of the world's Internet traffic was
hijacked by a set of servers owned by China Telecom. n the technical
world, this is typically called a prefix hijack and it happened due to a
couple of wrong tweaks made at China Telecom. Whether this was
intentional or not is unknown, but such routing accidents are all too
common online. While BGP is the de-facto protocol for inter-domain
routing on the Internet, actual routing occurs without checking whether
the originator of the route is authorized to do so. The global routing
system itself is made up of autonomous systems (AS) which are simply
loosely interconnected routing domains. Each autonomous system decides,
unilaterally, and even arbitrarily, to trust everything it hears from any
other AS, to use that information without validation, and to further
transmit that information to its other peers...

Jeffrey A. Williams
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   Abraham Lincoln

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often the accident of glory" - Theodore Roosevelt

"If the probability be called P; the injury, L; and the burden, B; liability
depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
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