NSP ... New Information

Eric D. Madison madison at acsi.net
Mon Jun 9 05:13:15 UTC 1997

The of the routing table getting larger will never be fixed by "build the
bigger machine" theory.  It doesn't matter if you have a router that has 1
Gig of memory and has the fastest processor in it.. the time it takes to
parse the memory for a route is always going to be the limiting factor. 

Aggregation is a good start, that is why Sprint is filtering and people
like ANS are implementing policy routing. 

The problem is that the IP space was never designed to be used like it
is now.   

One of the biggest problem with people wasting address space is the fact
that a lot of people out there don't know how to subnet.  


      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -   
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group  
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc at acsi.net

On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Daniel Senie wrote:

> Folks have said the InterNIC, not being an ISP, is not in a position to
> understand this issue, and that makes sense. The large ISPs are concerned
> about the size of routing tables in their routers, and that is certainly a
> reason to be concerned about having smaller independent address blocks. The
> problem of large routing tables can be solved by making routers that
> support more memory and/or routers that use their memory more efficiently.
> Dan

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