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Tier 2 ingress filtering

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Valdis Kletnieks" <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>

> On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:16:48 -0000, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
> said:
> >
> > is there a clear understanding of "the edge" in the network operations
> > community? in a simpler world, it was not that difficult, but interconnect
> > has blossomed and grown all sorts of noodly appendages/extentions. I
> > fear that edge does not mean what you think it means anymore.
> For 5 9's worth of eyeball networks hanging off consumer-grade ADSL and cable
> connections, it's still the edge and still trivially filterable. If that's a
> problem, the ISP can upsell a business-class connection that doesn't
> filter. ;)

C'mon guys: the edge is where people who *source and sink* packets 
connect to people who *move* packets.  There may be some edges *inside*
carriers, but there is certainly an edge where carriers hook up customers.

And no, this should apply to business-grade connections as much as resi.

-- jra
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