Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

Geoff Huston <G.Huston@aarnet.edu.au> writes

If you manage to provide a better model for interconnection which
includes a rational economic model of interaction then, strangely
enough, you then have a powerful tool you can use to address teh
technical issue of scaling the routing domain.


  "free transit" is stupid, as Andrew indicates.

  "transit" is possible given a rational economic model of the
      transit interaction.

In the same way that giving away IP addresses and giving away IP
routing can only be described as a very bad case of irrational
behaviour, especially when the underlying resource is under stress as
it is at present, then I'd also note that giving away transit is
similarly a case completely irrational behaviour!

Agreed, but doesn't this lead to the religious War On Settlements. Yakov's
push/pull paper on route announcements coupled with traffic levies
would seem to to address your point. Do you agree?

All this points to a desperate need for a more realistic economic
structure to be used within a number of key aspects of Internet

Agreed, what are the forums, though? There are both techie questions to
be answered as well as hard business case scenarios. NANOG seem
unlikely to address the former, where the IETF seems ill equipped to
answer the latter.