bgp geopolitical analysis (warning: zero operational content. or so.)

Hank Nussbacher hank at
Thu Nov 29 07:33:05 UTC 2001

At 06:45 PM 11/27/2001 -0800, k claffy wrote:

Very nice.  But:


ZA has the 3rd highest prefix count at 2700.  Why does South Africa have 
such a high prefix count?

2) 4th place is "??".  Can you eloborate on that line?


>one of caida's elves (brad) did a cool
>visualization of demographic measures of
>Internet resources, stratified by continent with
>substratification by country (with help of
>CIA factbook, RouteViews, and NetGeo).
>     measures: geographic area, human population, GDP, phones-in-use,
>     ASes, ISPs, prefixes, addresses....
>nothing overwhelmingly surprising here
>but compelling nonetheless
>(yes, it turns out data can be both)
>   //
>   things are not what they seem to be,
>   nor are they otherwise.
>   -lankavatara sutra
>   //

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