An informal survey... round II
Andrew D Kirch
trelane at trelane.net
Thu Aug 30 14:18:41 UTC 2007
John Curran wrote:
> At 9:12 AM -0400 8/30/07, William Herrin wrote:
>> On 8/30/07, John Curran <jcurran at mail.com> wrote:
>>> I.E. If at some time unknown around 2010, ISP's stop receiving
>>> new allocations from their RIR, and instead use of many smaller
>>> "recycled" IPv4 address blocks, we could be looking at a 10x to
>>> 20x increase in routes per month for the same customer growth.
>> Why should we announce tiny recycled blocks? If there is a /16 in the
>> swamp in which half the space is free but its all /24's, why wouldn't
>> wouldn't we allocate all the free /24's to a single entity and
>> instruct the entity to announce it as a "holey" /16? The existing /24
>> holders will override (punch holes in) the /16 for their /24's.
> Consider large ISP's that can no longer obtain from the large blocks
> (e.g. /12 to /16) but instead must beg/barter/borrow blocks from others
> which are several orders of magnitude smaller (e.g. /16 through /24)
> every week to continue growing... such obtained blocks would be
> announced into the routing system very rapidly as we try to keep
> IPv4 running post depletion of the free address pool. When this
> inflection point is reached, how much headroom do we have given
> equipment being deployed today?
Is there a possible revenue stream here for larger ISP's to begin
charging their customers for not aggregating, and creating a penalty fee
for each borken route? We're running out of IPv4 space (and I don't
think this can be solved with IPv4). We're running out of routes for
the Cisco Sup2 engine (among others), but unless someone makes money on
it, this won't be solved.
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