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A top-down RPKI model a threat to human freedom? (was Re: Level 3's IRR Database)



Le mardi 01 f?vrier 2011 ? 13:20 -0800, Owen DeLong a ?crit :
> On Feb 1, 2011, at 9:14 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Here be dragons,
> > <snip>
> >> It should be fairly obvious, by most recently what's going on in
> >> Egypt, why allowing a government to control the Internet is a Really
> >> Bad Idea.
> >> 
> > 
> > how is the egypt thing related to rPKI?
> > How is the propsed rPKI work related to gov't control?
> > 
> RPKI is a big knob governments might be tempted to turn.
> 
> >> architecturally/technologically *impossible* for a entity from country
> >> A to via-the-hierarchical-trust-model block a prefix assigned to some
> >> entity in country B, that is assigned by B's RIR and in full
> >> accordance with the RIR policies and in no breach of any contract.
> > 
> > countries do not have RIR's, countries have NIR's... regions have RIR's.
> 
> RIRs live in countries with governments.
> RIRs are unlikely to mount a successful challenge against an organization
> with tanks and mortars.

Yes, right. But RIR is (at least supposed to be) regional, so
(hopefully) more stable from a policy point of view (since the number of
national "stake holders" need to agree on a common policy). In theory,
at least...

mh

> 
> Owen
> 
>