20402 routing entries (renumbering)

Daniel Karrenberg Daniel.Karrenberg at ripe.net
Sat Apr 16 13:01:59 UTC 1994

  > John Curran <jcurran at nic.near.net> writes:
  > ... At some point 
  > or another, the cost of route entry propagation will be identified and 
  > some enterprising soul will turn a "problem" into a business opportunity
  > by actually recovering these costs seperately.  Yes, it will be messy,
  > and providers will begin handling routing (not traffic) settlements, 
  > but if the cost component of routing gets high enough, then it's quite
  > likely to emerge as a separate item.
  > ... Will a fortune 500 company be concerned about the extra
  > [wild estimate] $250/month to keep their dozen distinct CIDR entries?  
  > Perhaps not, they may even consider it a good investment compared to 
  > renumbering when they change providers.  Would the local bookstore 
  > renumber both their hosts (when changing providers) in order to avoid 
  > $20/month?  Maybe.  
  > ...


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