Re: [sig-policy] Comment on [prop-039-v001] A proposal to improve reacha
> Dear colleagues,
> The RIR technical coordination forum has discussed the following text in the
> proposal's introduction:
> The objective of this proposal is to establish basis of cooperation
> between RIRs/ISPs to test and *ensure* routability of new IANA
> allocations to RIRs.
> In the forum, I was reminded that 'ensuring routability' is not in accordance
> with RFC 2050.
Yes, I was wondering who was going to ensure routability, given that it
isn't possible to do so in the Internet today. ISPs can filter what they
want, intentionally and unintentionally.
> I believe that what we want is a standard process of testing a newly allocated
> block to help identify networks that are filtering the new block, allowing the
> concerned parties to contact these networks.
As I said on the floor at the APNIC meeting and previously on this list,
this proposal is pointless and should be discarded. It duplicates
existing efforts, and won't do anything to fix the underlying problem of
getting sleeping service providers to remove bad filters.