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Is multihoming hard? [was: DNS amplification]

As an under-30, working in the industry, I have to say, when the power goes
out at home for a few days, we pull out the camping gear.

When our cable-based internet goes out, our life changes hardly at all. We
go for a walk, or hike, do the things we would normally. I can imagine that
an outage of 1 week would be slightly different, but I'm pretty sure that
the spans of most of the outages which would be resolved by multi-provider
solutions like those outlined herein would probably only apply to
situations where the outage would only last less than 48 hours.

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Kyle Creyts <kyle.creyts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Will they really demand ubiquitous, unabridged connectivity?
> >
> > When?
> When the older generation that considers the Internet a side show dies off.
> When your grandparents' power went out, they broke out candles and
> kerosene lamps.
> When yours goes out, you pull out flashlights and generators. And when
> it stays out you book a motel room so your family can have air
> conditioning and television.
> For most folks under 30 and many who are older, Internet isn't a side
> show, it's a way of life. An outage is like a power failure or the car
> going kaput: a major disruption to life's flow.
> This need won't be ubiquitous for two to three decades, but every year
> between now and then the percentage of your customer base which
> demands unabridged connectivity will grow.
> What do you have in the pipeline to address that demand as it arrives?
> BGP multihoming won't get the job done for the hundred million
> households in North America, let alone the seven billion people in the
> world.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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Kyle Creyts

Information Assurance Professional
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