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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Apr 14 16:13:05 EDT 2010

On 4/14/2010 12:58 PM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>> -----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.

There are these things called "looking glasses" you can find them
at traceroute.org and when you log in to them you will see that
BGP propagation is pretty much world-wide.  It's a pretty amazing
thing, this Internet network.



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