The Big Squeeze

Paul Ferguson pferguso at
Mon Mar 3 05:28:10 UTC 1997

At 04:03 PM 3/2/97 -0600, Scott Huddle wrote:

>I'll assert that if the costs of accepting a route announcement are
>non-zero that this can only happen if there is a market for
>announcements and a system of settlements between providers.
>If the costs are zero, then why have the filters?  

I'd suggest that costs are non-zero, and they cannot be quantified
by dollars, at least today. Since the majority of instability in
the global Internet is originated by prefixes longer than /19's,
the amount of resources consumed is an exercise left for the reader.

- paul

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