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

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Aug 22 12:11:04 EDT 2011

On Aug 22, 2011, at 12:42 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Aug 21, 2011, at 12:27 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>> That's unrealistic. Assuming the /24 barrier remains in place (and
>> there's no good reason to assume otherwise) the terminal size of the
>> IPv4 table will be well under the maximum that can be handled by a
>> cost-effective router.
> By my count there are ~15,000,000 /24s in the usable unicast
> IPv4 space. Please explain to me how the terminal size of the
> 15,000,000 route table will remain well under the 1,000,000
> route maximum in a cost-effective router?

A million route fib is "cost effective" at one point in time, after that, it's cheap. the question is when do you need a XX million routes fib, because you don't design or buy capacity you won't need...

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