Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

George Herbert gherbert at crl.com
Tue Jan 30 19:04:29 UTC 1996

>> I think that we solved that problem by providing full information for
>> all of the routes to routers within the area, and none outside.
>> If you wish to correct me, feel free.
>So everyone w/in the area can get to all of these sites (& since they
>have to carry full routes, they don't save any routing table space),
>and everyone outside of this area has no routes to any part of the area
>and thus can't get to any of these sites at all?

Half correct.  Everyone in the area carries full routes for the block.
Everyone outside the area can listen to only the /8 advertisement.
Once their packets get within the geographical area, then the routers
will know what to do with it.

So, no matter how bad a swamp this block becomes (and that would be
avoided if possible, but...), it doesn't impact the outside world
very much (1 advertisement and more-than-normal care on filter sets,
since this is a special case).



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