[ppml] 2005-1 and/or Multi6

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Thu Apr 14 10:16:01 EDT 2005

On Apr 14, 2005, at 5:27 AM, Geoff Huston wrote:

> At 02:27 PM 14/04/2005, Suzanne Woolf wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 12:31:37PM +1000, Geoff Huston wrote:
>> > >and, in the absense of serious incentive, should we not look to
>> > >history.  how much v4 swamp space has been returned?  and i know
>> > >just the aussies who could answer this with a pretty picture. :-)
>> >
>> > Fair enough - I'll see what can be done in terms of dredging the 
>> IPv4 swamp
>> > space to  look at what happened there over time.
>> Would love to know, but I have a sad suspicion it's not gotten any
>> easier to get definitive answers about what's going on with the IPv4
>> swamp space over the last nine (!) years.
> I've noticed that old AS nums and old address blocks just fade away 
> from the routing table, and the routing swamp may well just be 
> evaporating away :-)
>    Geoff

I did a Gantt chart of ASN "life cycles" a while back. As of 1 May 
2003, about 1628 of the (2,958 total) ASNs that were routed in late 
1997 continued to be consistently present in the routing table, with 
"consistent" meaning visible in Route Views or NLANR data on the first 
of every month in between. Another 188 or so were intermittently 
visible, but apparently still around.

Will post the picture (sadly not so pretty as Aussie output) in 
http://www.pch.net/resources/papers/ later today...


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