The Big Squeeze

Kim Hubbard kimh at
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
> larger?  

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.

Kim Hubbard

> 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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