protocols that don't meet the need...
alex at relcom.net
Thu Feb 16 08:56:00 UTC 2006
How do you count # of networks? 8M means - 8M of independent, multihomed
companies. What is the reson to expect so many?
Don't forget that today's number of networks is multiplied few times because
you (foten) need to get more than 1
allocation. And what is a problem with 8M networks in next 8 years (if we
easily handle 200K just now)?
No, this model is well scalable and we better solve other, REAL problems,
not mistical _# of networks_ one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Per Heldal" <heldal at eml.cc>
To: "Mikael Abrahamsson" <swmike at swm.pp.se>
Cc: <nanog at merit.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: protocols that don't meet the need...
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:31:56 +0100 (CET), "Mikael Abrahamsson"
> <swmike at swm.pp.se> said:
> > The current routing model doesn't scale. I don't want to sit 5 years
> > now needing a router that'll handle 8 million routes to get me through
> > the
> > next 5 years of route growth.
> > PI space for multihoming and AS number growth is a bad thing for scaling
> > and economics, however you look at it.
> > Shim6 would hopefully curb the prefix growth very early in the growth
> > curve as single entities won't need AS to multihome between two
> > ISPs.
> All is well if shim6 succeeds it seems ... 5-10 years into the future.
> Do we all agree to postpone v6 till then?
> If not there's a need for an intermediary solution. To me it seems like
> people want 2 things:
> 1. A working solution. The only alternative with current technology is
> PI end-site assignments.
> 2. Reasonable predictability. To make ever-lasting technologies and
> policies may be the dream in some research communities. The rest of us
> have to work with what we got and accept that we have to upgrade and
> make substatial changes to our networks from time to time. An
> alternative to satisfy those who fear the long term effect of a growing
> routing-table could be temporary end-site assignments from dedicated
> address-blocks. At some point in the future, when new-and-mature
> technology exist, the RIR-community could decide on new policies and
> decide to re-claim the entire block on e.g. a 24-month notice.
> ... just my $.02 compromise ;)
> Per Heldal
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