BGPttH. Neustar can do it, why can't we?

William Herrin bill at
Mon Aug 6 14:27:21 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM, William Herrin <bill at> wrote:
>> As much as I'd love for
>> Verizon to offer BGP directly over FIOS there are fewer than 40,000
> I'm curious as to your number... where is that from?
> Marhsall had noted a number of 'small businesses' in the US at ~1.4m
> as of ~2006ish?

Hi Chris,

Lacking any reason to believe otherwise, I estimate the number of BGP
users at reasonably close to the number of autonomous systems in the
Internet BGP table. Technically that doesn't have to be true... but
given the debugging nuissance associated with private AS numbers and
the trivial ease and cost with which an AS is registered it seems
likely to me.

Bill Herrin

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