[arin-ppml] [arin-council] Submitted to ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process

Heather Schiller heather.skanks at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 10:48:09 EDT 2011

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 4:08 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2011, at 5:53 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>>> Not so much the way the prefix was acquired as when the prefix was
>>> acquired. IMHO, if you acquire prefixes that late in the game, you should
>>> expect that some people might be out of routing slots and may not be able
>>> to carry them. IPv4 is doomed to this fate IMHO. ...
>> can you explain why IPv6 would not be similarly doomed ?
> Because I don't need another /16 when I put 65,000 hosts on my /64?
> Owen

I believe Paul's point is: What makes you so sure that people with
limited routing slots, will choose to carry those new fangled v6
things that only geeks are using, versus turning off v6 in order to
carry more v4 routes?  There isn't a magical routing table separation
inside the box.  Providers know who they can reach on v4, they know
there is content on v4 and that they will have less complaints and
more customers working if they choose v4 over v6.  Another thing that
could happen is that folks move to filter on /23 or shorter, instead
of /24.  It's hard to imagine that today, but that may be more
palatable than dropping entire regions.

In all of this, I have not seen a push for better aggregation - so
here is a nudge.. if you see your company on the list, go ask why and
see what can be done to aggregate.
http://www.cidr-report.org/as2.0/#Gains  for the full list.

ASnum  	NetsNow	  NetsAggr	  NetGain	  % Gain  	Description
Table  	371480	  219140	  152340	  41.0%  	All ASes
AS6389  	3583	  231	  3352	  93.6%  	BELLSOUTH-NET-BLK - BellSouth.net Inc.
AS18566  	1912	  376	  1536	  80.3%  	COVAD - Covad Communications Co.
AS4766  	2498	  969	  1529	  61.2%  	KIXS-AS-KR Korea Telecom
AS22773  	1433	  106	  1327	  92.6%  	ASN-CXA-ALL-CCI-22773-RDC - Cox
Communications Inc.
AS4755  	1531	  223	  1308	  85.4%  	TATACOMM-AS TATA Communications
formerly VSNL is Leading ISP

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