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Re: How many ISPs are out there?
On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Philip Smith wrote: > At 09:21 24/07/2001 +0000, email@example.com wrote: > > >how many active ASN's are there? > > and minus the other multihoming networks... > > Hmmm, and looking at the list of ASNs it's pretty hard to work out which > are ISPs and which are not. > > And then what about those ISPs who don't have an ASN... I would hazard a guess that numerically, far less than half of the ISPs have ASNs. We only got ours a few months ago, and out of curiousity, I pulled out the local Yellow Pages and started doing whois's on ASNs. I found that only one other ISP (much larger) based out of Bucks County, PA, appeared to have an ASN (out of approx a dozen total). I'd guess that about a third of the ISPs are multihomed, and less than a third of those have an ASN. James Smallacombe PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor firstname.lastname@example.org http://3.am =========================================================================