How many ISPs are out there?

Geoff Huston gih at
Tue Jul 24 11:36:37 UTC 2001

At 7/24/01 09:08 PM, Alan Clegg wrote:

>Additionally, you need to subtract out the ones that have gone out of
>business.  I was looking thru the ASN list and right off the top found
>about 5 that I recognized as defunct within the first 5000.
>(ok, ok, 5 / 5000... maybe you don't need to subtract them out after all)
>AlanC {stunned that we just got an ASN in the 2xxxxx range}

There are 11,358 AS's currently announced in the BGP table in my neck of 
the woods

Other folk see 11,332 (AS 286) and 11,330 (AS 818).

The highest AS number being announced at present is AS21949

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