[arin-ppml] Proposal - Remove Initial Small Assignment Requirements for IPv6

Chris Woodfield chris at semihuman.com
Mon Sep 13 23:51:36 EDT 2021


Don’t forget that IPv6 FIB entries, by nature, occupy more FIB space than IPv4, and an exponential increase in the size of the IPv6 table is far more likely to trash the TCAM of quite a number of larger providers’ backbone routers than a similar IPv4 route explosion. 

As such, I would expect representatives of the major hardware vendors to be very much in support of a proposal like this. Operators, not so much.

Thanks,

-Chris

> On Sep 13, 2021, at 8:37 PM, Sabri Berisha <sabri at cluecentral.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> ----- On Sep 13, 2021, at 12:40 PM, Larry R. Dockery lrdocker at co.douglas.or.us wrote:
> 
>> I am the proposal author and I will be withdrawing the proposal in light of the
>> routing issue.
> 
> Yes, the routing table is growing. But so has memory space. I was recently involved
> in testing a widely available routing solution where we observed route scaling well
> north of 3.5 million routes in hardware.
> 
> That will only increase in the future.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Sabri
> 
> 
> 
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