The Cidr Report

Vijay Gill wrath at
Mon Aug 2 13:32:47 UTC 1999

On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Peter Galbavy wrote:

> > 300799	61912
> Erm, I know I posted about this a while back, but I think this is
> potentially an important one. I haven't got a graphical browser just
> now - so I cannot look at the graphs online - so this may be all
> complete speculation, but can someone please extrapolate when we
> will hit 2^16 routes in the general world ? Subtract a few week
> window for local routes to push people over the 2^16 number and
> then can we sit back and wonder how many routers / vendors / software
> implementations will have some bug at that number ?

Several promising local ISP's have local routing tables bigger than 2^16.
In fact, I suspect all the usual suspects are pushing more.  I don't think
this is a major problem.


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