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Re: number of unaggregated class C's in swamp?
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 20:16:54 -0400 > From: Dennis Ferguson <firstname.lastname@example.org> > The one thing that hasn't been done, however, is to set an actual > goal for routing efficiency. Excellent! > I'd like to state my guess that a good number to aim at might be > about 1200 routes per fully-utilized class-A-sized chunk of address > space. This would put the IPv4 end state at a maximum of about 250,000 > routes, ... > I like the idea of measuring each and every class-A-sized block > against some standard separately, since a lot of the class-C space has > been allocated to regional registries this way and it inconveniences > those places which have done the best the least. I'm less attached to > the number 1200 in particular, but I do think an explicit target should > be chosen which represents both a tractable limit to design big routers for > and which allows the implementation of efficient address allocation strategies > which won't have to be tighened over time. I suggest that it be 2048 for each _pair_ of class As, since that's how they were assigned in RFC-1366 & 1466. Bill.Simpson@um.cc.umich.edu Key fingerprint = 2E 07 23 03 C5 62 70 D3 59 B1 4F 5E 1D C2 C1 A2