BGP & CIDR blocks


  >Or should we just declare the registry databases a failed experiment,
  >and leave them as trash dumps for the archalogists to dig through.

Well, I'm not interested, nor I suspect are many others, in taking this
down the religious war path (any further than it has already gone).

Neither am I. Just want to point out that using the registry database
for verifying AS origin in BGP is not the only possible alternative.
See draft-bates-bgp4-nlri-orig-verif-00.txt for another approach.