The Big Squeeze

Paul Ferguson pferguso at
Tue Mar 4 04:42:20 UTC 1997

At 10:30 PM 3/3/97 -0600, Sean Donelan wrote:

>From a single data point on my router, /24's currently account for 64% of
>the routing table entries and for 65% of the flapping prefixes.  /16's
>account for 12% of the routing table entries, and 10% of the flapping
>prefixes.  It doesn't appear to me there is a significant difference
>between flap behaivor of long prefixes and short prefixes.  There are
>more long prefixes than short prefixes.  But as a group they both tend
>to flap the same proportion of 2% of the routes within the group.

Sorry, I'm not convinced this is the case. There is not enough
empirical evidence.

- paul

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