Aggregation & path information [was: 200K prefixes - Weekly Routing Table Report]
vixie at vix.com
Sat Oct 14 15:09:56 UTC 2006
patrick at ianai.net ("Patrick W. Gilmore") writes:
> Obviously the table contains kruft. But I know we could not shrink
> it to 109K prefixes without losing something from where I sit. Are
> you sure there's no additional path info?
before we could be sure that an aggregation proposal was nondestructive,
we'd have to model it from where a lot of people sit, not just patrick.
on the one hand this seems to be a useful endeavour. in addition to
measuring the total number of routes, we probably ought to measure the
number of non-TE-related routes, and focus our attention on those routes
and also the ratio ("global TE cost borne by the routing system.")
on the other hand i dispair of finding a set of observation posts and
metrics that will abstract TE out of the observed routes in a way that
wouldn't be seen as controversial or useless by most of the community.
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