The Big Squeeze

Bradley Dunn bradley at
Mon Mar 3 11:59:32 UTC 1997

On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Is the route computation of a /8 prefix flapping once a second any
> different than a /24 flapping once a second?  If /8's are "naturally"
> more stable, then why allow them to flap more before dampening them?

It's just another incentive to renumber into larger aggregate blocks. A
provider can say to a customer:

"If your /24 flaps you're going to be unreachable from some parts of the
net for longer than you would if you renumber into our block."


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