Re: [arch-d] Centralization or diversity Tue, 07 January 2020 21:35 UTC

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> It's not quite clear how to enforce this via the IETF, beyond the multiple interoperable implementations of RFC6410.

The IETF has no police force, thankfully, so enforcement is out of question anyway.

The good news, however, is that Murphy does have a police force and has demonstrated repeatedly that genetic diversity in a network is a Very Good Thing.

Several ISPs who have learned this lesson the hard way have dual planar networks where plane 1 is all vendor A and plane 2 is all vendor B.

Some others still have to learn this.  One of the good things that might come of this effort is to write this down.