] I think faster routers and bigger pipes will will not solve this problem. As a
] friend likes to say, that is necessary but not sufficient. HWB is right when
] he says that the network design is not coping. He left out tools, operations
and customer support. I think there is some percentage of the service providers
] out there who don't care about the service they provide, but I believe (hope)
] that the mejority really do care.
This whole mess reminds me of some projects I drove by in DC.
Perhaps that is what our current Internet is: Low rent housing w/
mass density and all the problem associated therein.
A wise man has a vision of the Internet much more hierarchaly laid
out. While I have reservations about the Monopoly of certain
companies controlling the top layers of the Internet, I think it
might be the only way to keep these cesspools of intelligence from
corrupting the NAPs and corrupting my connection to anyone single
homed through MAE-East.
The update I just got on the MAE-E /"Sprint" problem seems rather
timely to the discussion.
We have hit the point where BGP processing on SprintLink
routers can no longer survive moderate fall-overs.
There is no fix for this, except:
a/ people MUST withdraw as many prefixes as possible
b/ the background route-flap MUST be reduced
This is a global problem, and is not, and will not be
confined to SprintLink.
In short, as has been said on countless mailing-lists for
more than a year: CIDRize or die.
" says sean.