So -- what did happen to Panix?

Michael.Dillon wrote:

Writing RFCs is a fine way to document operational
best practices, but it is not a good way to work out
joint operational practices.

Seems to me that operational problem solving works
better when the problem is not thrown into the laps
of the protocol designers.

If the solution turns out to be joint operational practice, then
operators need to be involved, natch. If the solution turns out to be
protocols, then the protocol designers need to be involved along with
the operators.

I'm not so certain that operational practices will fix this problem -
it could be argued that the fundamental vulnerabilites in the way
routing info is communicated would be better fixed in the protocol.