CIDR,Sprint and the Big Guys.

Tim Salo salo at
Sat Apr 6 04:18:55 UTC 1996

> Date: Fri, 05 Apr 1996 17:12:24 -0800
> To: salo at (Tim Salo), nanog at
> From: "Kent W. England" <kwe at>
> Subject: RE: CIDR,Sprint and the Big Guys.
> At 08:25 AM 4/5/96 -0600, Tim Salo wrote:
> >Perhaps, the [anticipated] consolidation of ISPs will be a significant
> >event in the efforts to control routing table size.
> >
> Do we need address leasing to hasten that process or should we let the
> market decide?  In any event, anyone buying up a bunch of ISPs will have a
> difficult time cleaning up the aggregation of addresses they inherit.

Obviously, cleaning up the current swamp is difficult.

On the other hand, should consolidation occur, presumably a smaller number
of larger ISPs would use a smaller number of larger address blocks, (plus
or minus issues of the magnitude of dual-homing and changing upstream


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