An informal survey... round II

tariq biziou tariq.biziou at
Fri Aug 31 12:57:11 UTC 2007

> > > 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.
> Only the next hop. The game to play is "I want to dump traffic to a
> neighboring AS who has more a chance of getting it to its relevant
> destination." Partial routes (eg, filtering on say a /24 boundary
> with a default route) already sort of gives you that.

this idea has been flawed from the beginning:

1. prefix length indicates neither network capacity nor volume of traffic

2. most people prefer not to pay for traffic that is neither theirs nor a

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