[arin-ppml] IPv6 /32 minimum for extra-small ISP

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Wed Apr 14 15:58:30 EDT 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> The problem is that even if you got an extremely small allocation
> that as soon as you advertise it, you consume the same amount of 
> routing resources on everyone else's BGP router on the Internet, 
> that someone with a larger allocation has who is advertising theirs. 
> Thus it is not fair to base pricing solely on the amount of numbering.

Just curious. Has this assertion ever been tested, examined, modeled?
There are two logical components to this statement that I am interested in verifying: 
A small allocation: 
a) "consumes the same amount of resources" 
b) on "everyone else's" BGP router

The latter is an especially strong claim.  

Milton Mueller
Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
XS4All Professor, Delft University of Technology
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