too many routes

Phil Howard phil at
Tue Sep 9 14:30:22 UTC 1997

In general, is it better to have you IP space scattered amongst a lot of
different /24's /25's and /26's or would it be better to collect everything
into a large /19 or /18, when going to BGP4?

I would think the latter.  If so, would anyone know why it is that the
backbone providers are so resistant to giving out blocks to do this?
Could it be because they won't be able to do anything with the small
pieces that get returned and those will end up going to waste because
they are so fragmented?  Or perhaps they don't even have procedures in
place to do anything with returned address space, yet?

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