The long life of a quick "fix"

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“Short-term solutions tend to stay with us for a very long time. And long-term solutions tend to never happen,” said Yakov Rekhter, one of the engineers who invented the “three-napkins protocol.” “That’s what I learned from this experience.”

“You’re in Hackerville here on the Internet. Period,” said Randy Bush, a computer scientist who specializes in routing security. “All of this stuff lacks formal discipline. . . . It’s paint and spackle.”

 

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