An informal survey... round II

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Thu Aug 30 16:16:24 UTC 2007

William Herrin wrote:
> On 8/30/07, John Curran <jcurran at> 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.
> John,
> 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.

And when they withdraw the more specific or you glop them together in
your fib in the name of agregation a 3rd party gets all their traffic?
I'm sure that will work really well.

> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

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