722 Nets, 23 ASs, 98 Aggregates

John Curran jcurran at nic.near.net
Thu Apr 14 22:10:32 UTC 1994

] From: Martin Lee Schoffstall <schoff at us.psi.com>
] Subject: Re: 722 Nets, 23 ASs, 98 Aggregates 
] Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 15:54:05 -0400
] We've seen forced renumbering already being done.  I'll defer my remarks
] on whether this is good or bad.
] Thinking of scaling in the future why does the old ISP want the administrative
] burden of configuring "unreachable" and then offer the computational
] burden to the entire Internet of a "unclean" CIDR block.  And the new
] ISP putting a standalone network number which needs to be computed upon.
] CIDR seems like a future lose-lose situation unless the blocks are clean.
] And the larger the blocks the bigger win.

A site which doesn't renumber will need to have his more specific route
propogated to the far corners of the Internet.

  1)  Anyone care to estimate how much this route costs to the 
      combined set of multiply-connected providers and sites?
      (Need to include router memory, forced introduction of new
      routers, update bandwidth, etc. for every affected network...)

  2)  Given the answer to #1, is there some way to recover these costs?


p.s.   (Yes, I can hear the booing and hissing starting already... :-)

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