coprorations using BGP for advertising prefixes in mid-1990s
dorian at blackrose.org
Thu May 12 20:34:42 UTC 2011
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 04:21:59PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Thu, 12 May 2011 14:53:53 CDT, Michael Sabino said:
> > If you are a big corporation, and it is 1995, how likely is it that you'll
> > utilize bgp for advertising your address space to the internet?
> Well, we got AS1312 sometime before 1996 (the *last changed* timestamp is
> 19960207), that sort of implies that 1311 other organizations were grabbing AS
> numbers before that. And since an AS number has no real use for anything other
> than BGP, that implies some 1,300 organizations doing BGP in the 1995
The actual number would be considerably smaller as there were large
(for some definition of large) block assignments of ASNs <~1000 or so
to various academic networking entities such as NSFNet and regional
networks as well as other Federal/Military networking organisations.
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