Start accepting longer prefixes as IPv4 depletes?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Dec 8 17:36:15 CST 2010


On Dec 8, 2010, at 3:08 PM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> On 8 dec 2010, at 23:48, Jack Bates wrote:
> 
>> I'm going to go out on a limb (and not read the last BGP summary reports) and say that ISPs being assigned fragmented space has caused more routing table bloat than deaggregation for traffic engineering.
> 
> Why would ISPs get fragmented space? The RIRs are still getting /8s from IANA at the moment.
> 
Because ISPs get multiple blocks over years from RIRs and don't return their old small block and
renumber into a new large one.

> And most deaggregation is not for traffic engineering because the attributes are all the same.

Which would support the above statement.

Owen





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