By design, the Internet core is stupid, and the edge is smart. This design decision has enabled the Internet's wildcat growth, since without complexity the core can grow at the speed of demand. On the downside, the decision to put all smartness at the edge means we're at the mercy of scale when it comes to the quality of the Internet's aggregate traffic load. Not all device and software builders have the skills—and the quality assurance budgets—that something the size of the Internet deserves. Furthermore, the resiliency of the Internet means that a device or program that gets something importantly wrong about Internet communication stands a pretty good chance of working "well enough" in spite of its failings. via http://seenthis.net/messages/227015 : Paul Vixie explique pourquoi l’avenir de l’#Internet est la limitation de trafic (rate limiting) et pourquoi tous les services Internet vont devoir, comme le #DNS vient de le faire, s’y mettre (en raison de l’échec de #BCP38).