[ppml] Address Space versus Routing Slots

Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Tue May 9 01:55:08 EDT 2006

On Mon, 8 May 2006, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>   - If the goal is to make PI available to pretty much everyone with
>> zero or very little cost, the only even half-reasonable approach seems
>> to be geographical allocation, with all of its warts and issues.  At
>> least that gives some hope of serious aggregation down the road, and
>> if aggregated, minimizes sites' TE abuse of DFZ.
> Pekka,
> Aggregation is NOT the solution.  The need for aggregation is proof
> that we have failed to develop a scalable routing architecture.  Why
> are so many people determined to preserve this failure? It makes no
> sense to me.  Why not look for a scalable routing solution that can
> be depolyed without requiring aggregation?

Indeed, aggregation is a stop-gap until we DO have a [more] scalable 
routing/multi-homing/... architecture.  Until we do, being 
conservative seems like a prudent approach.

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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