The Big Squeeze
kimh at internic.net
Sun Mar 2 06:56:42 UTC 1997
> Except the current allocation practices seem at odds with the
> goal of minimizing route table growth. Why is it better to
> allocate several non-agregatable blocks that are 'just' the
> right size rather than one aggregatable block the next size
Actually, the current allocation practices do exactly that since
the InterNIC, in almost all cases, allocates blocks of addresses
to ISPs from larger reserved blocks.
> So which do providers really want to minimize, the number
> of route entries or the size of individual route entries?
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
> Affiliation given for identification not representation
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