[ppml] 2005-1 and/or Multi6

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Wed Apr 13 13:58:38 EDT 2005

-------Original Message-------
> From: "Howard, W. Lee" <L.Howard at stanleyassociates.com>
> Subject: RE: [ppml] 2005-1 and/or Multi6
> Sent: 13 Apr 2005 09:33:44
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>  > From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On
>  > Behalf Of Andrew Dul
>  > Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:38 PM
>  > To: ppml at arin.net
>  > Subject: Re: [ppml] 2005-1 and/or Multi6
>  >
>  >
>  > Interestingly I had an exchange at the microphone during the
>  > IAB Plenary open session about this topic.  I pointed that
>  > this policy existing and is being considered in the ARIN
>  > region and if this policy was implemented the ideas about a
>  > very small v6 routing table may go away.  Someone responded
>  > with a comment like, that is just fine for the first 65k routes.
>  Any suggestion on the four billion routes after that?

My speculation is that their comment may have been a validation of the the 1AS 1 prefix allocation methodology, given the current contraints of BGP to a 16bit ASN.  But I'm just not sure, I didn't have a chance to followup.

If you extrapolate the 1 prefix/AS, and generally don't change the requirements for an AS, what happens to the IPv6 route table growth curve?  

I anticipate the overlay of address space on the edge of the network but I don't necessarily think that that address space will be served by more than 1 AS.   

>  What Moore's Law needs is penalties for non-compliance.

So far that means your processor company may go out of business.  


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