Re: Autonomous System Sanity Protocol

"Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee@cybercash.com> Mon, 28 April 1997 15:46 UTC

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From: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee@cybercash.com>
To: Michael Dillon <michael@memra.com>
Cc: big-internet@munnari.oz.au, roque@cisco.com
Subject: Re: Autonomous System Sanity Protocol
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Why should there be a central database?  Every host could do its own
computation on all connectivity except for the computational effort.  So you
want to do it for a cluster of machines and you want to attenuate information
from remote areas of the net.  For a worked example, see OSPF. 

Donald

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Michael Dillon wrote: 

> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 11:51:58 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Dillon <michael@memra.com>
> To: big-internet@munnari.oz.au
> Cc: roque@cisco.com, ietf@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
> Subject: Re: Autonomous System Sanity Protocol
> 
> On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> 
> > Connectivity information is *fundamentally* different from *reachability*
> > information.
> 
> Using maps implies that there is a central database that records the
> current state of this fairly static connectivity information and that 
> routing announcements would be verified against this database to ensure
> that the announced routes correspond to edges on the map. So, who will
> manage the database and how will it be distributed so that this database
> does not become a single point of failure?
> 
> Also, do you know if Perlman's thesis is available on the net?
> 
> Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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> 

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