20402 routing entries

yakov at watson.ibm.com yakov at watson.ibm.com
Fri Apr 15 14:32:00 UTC 1994

Ref:  Your note of Fri, 15 Apr 1994 10:21:39 -0400


>But even in the best of circumstances, all CIDR does is slow the
>RPM of the clock from 10 to 2, an over time it goes to 10 again.

In the best of circumstances CIDR reduces the growth of routing
information to roughly log(#sites). So, yes, in theory over time
it could go "to 10 again", but that would require the number of
sites that may be well beyond IPv4 (or even any IPng) addressing
capabilities. It may also be well beyond any practical requirements
for a max size of an internet.


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