[ppml] Effects of explosive routing table growth on ISP behavior
pekkas at netcore.fi
Fri Nov 2 02:19:26 EDT 2007
On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Scott Leibrand wrote:
> Brian Johnson wrote:
>> MY ENTIRE POINT IS THAT ARIN NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF ROUTING POLICY!
> I understand your point, I just disagree with it, and am presenting
> arguments to the contrary.
> How do you propose we administer IPv4 after the exhaustion of the ARIN
> free pool? Should we allow transfers of any and all addresses down to
> /32 regardless of the impact on the routing system? Should we simply
> deny all IPv4 requests, and require everyone to get PA space from ISPs
> who have it? Does that constitute anticompetitive behavior?
FWIW, I agree with Scott's arguments on this. I think everyone agrees
that RIRs should stay out of the business of guaranteeing that
whatever they allocate or assign are routable. However, I can see
only downsides in not trying to design allocation/assignment policies
in such a manner that the routing system behaviour could be on a more
"Must advertise the least specific superblock" is IMHO a good
expectation is to set.
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
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