aggregation tool

Dave Van Allen dave at
Fri Jan 2 21:28:06 UTC 1998

Jared, Avi Freedman <freedman at> had begun work on an aggregate
evaluator some time back. A quick look at
shows it has not seen new work since April of 1996.  I think your idea
is very worthwhile - perhaps Avi can share some of his experiences with

Best regards,

David Van Allen - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation
dave at (888)321-FAST(3278)
FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Mauch [mailto:jared at]
Sent: Friday, January 02, 1998 3:23 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: aggregation tool

	How many backbone NSP's would use a bgp aggreation tool that was
setup similar to the or
that you would be able to do queries on to say "what might I not be 
aggregating correctly?"

	I'm working on such a tool that would be able to speak eBGP to
a router (multihop or otherwise) and give this information.  I've
a few providers that have /16's that announce each specific /24 or
each one also, this would also make it possible to generate lists of
that clog the routing table.  I've sent e-mail to some of these folks

	Please direct responses directly to me if you're interested, or
you have something useful on this topic for *everyone* on nanog, include
them also.

	- Jared

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