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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Aug 22 03:54:49 EDT 2011

On Aug 21, 2011, at 6:52 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

> On Aug 19, 2011, at 12:52 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> an alternative of course beyond fib compression by policy, is buying new linecards or routers, which does happen...
>>> Not to many AS border routers are limited to 255k routes anymore, we've had and have surmounted this problem many times before, and so long as it doesn't happen too quickly planned obsolecence takes it's course. if you fit a line to the cidr (reports) in 2007/2008 you'll be buying new routers in 2012/2013.
>> Does anyone honestly believe that 8.3 will not lead to accelerated prefix lengthening?
> I'm really speaking to the mechanics, and not the specific outcome of the policy proposal.
> But Accelerated compared to what? at some point we won't be allocating new ipv4 prefixes? The current set of inmates appear to have no trouble de-aggregating the prefixes they already have. Slicing and dicing them to allow new entrants will necessarily produce de-aggregation even if I or someone else involves the registry in the exercise.

Accelerated compared to what is happening today.

I believe the second half of your sentence already states that it will happen.


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