Please help our simple bgp

Fredy Kuenzler kuenzler at
Tue Jan 31 10:27:52 UTC 2012

Am 31.01.2012 04:06, schrieb Joel Maslak:
> There are several ways to handle this is, if you have at least two
> /24s of space.
> Let's say you just have two /24s, both part of the same /23.
> [...]

Sad to see that deaggregation is still propagated to handle this issue. As a 
matter of fact deaggregation pollutes the global BGP table with more than 
40% of rubbish, mainly caused by this silly type of traffic engineering. See 
the weekly routing table report or the CIDR report:

> Analysis Summary
> ----------------
> BGP routing table entries examined:                              394446
>     Prefixes after maximum aggregation:                          169250
>     Deaggregation factor:                                          2.33
>     Unique aggregates announced to Internet:                     191523

There are many smarter ways to manage unbalanced links. See my slides 
presented on various occations (page 31 to 48) which describes the 
disadvantages and collateral damage of deaggregation:


Fredy Künzler
Init7 / AS13030

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