[ppml] 2005-1 status

Bill Darte billd at cait.wustl.edu
Mon Jan 23 21:04:36 EST 2006

I'm interested in knowing whether you think that the consolidation of
providers in a global commodity market for vX bit pushing will impact the
routing table 'bloat'.....assuming you think that consolidation is a logical
consequence of the commodity of bit pushing....assuming you think bit
pushing IS a commodity.  
Didn't mean to make a riddle out of this.. 

Geoff said:
Given that there are few natural constraints to routing table bloat
other than an advanced state of social consciousness, the drivers for IPv6
routing table bloat appear to include a vastly larger end device
population and a commodity utility provider structure that cares little
about spending time (and money) to take measures to avoid routing table
That would appear to constitute grounds for thinking that, yes,
there is a distinct risk of IPv6 route table bloat at levels greater
than we've seen in IPv4.

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