How big a network is routed these days?

Joe Abley jabley at
Wed Jan 17 23:38:41 UTC 2007

On 17-Jan-2007, at 18:36, Owen DeLong wrote:

> Actually, generally, the expectation under 4.4 is that the  
> addresses will not be advertised at all for the most part, since,  
> generally, there's no need to advertise the route to the exchange  
> point, itself, into the global routing table.  4.4 is intended to  
> support internet exchanges, ala MAEs, etc.

... and operators of critical DNS infrastructure, as the text I  
quoted indicated. Not much point in numbering a TLD server out of a  
block that isn't going to be advertised.

> In terms of and, I believe ARIN has worked very  
> hard to express no expectation or
> intent about how assignments relate to route advertisements and  
> routing policy.

Indeed, as I believe I mentioned.


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