Re: [Idr] WG Adoption call draft-ymbk-idr-bgp-open-policy - (6/6 to 6/20/2016)

heasley <heas@shrubbery.net> Sat, 11 June 2016 05:37 UTC

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Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 04:30:11AM +0200, Robert Raszuk:
> However my honest observation is that this approach would work well when
> operators would only operate on binary BGP code with such functionality
> enabled as mandatory capability and be always ON by default with no option
> to disable it.   Said this we all have to admit that such times are long
> gone and as soon as NOC have a business case and chance to disable it their
> marketing folks will force them to do so.

I suspect that any given NOC/operator does not want to be featured on BBC
news for having broken Internet access to popular destinations.  So,
perhaps most would be less likely to skinny dip.

I'm not convinced of the idea, but I would suggest that the draft should
mandate that it be possible to disable the capability by configuration.