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Re: /24s run amuck
On Jan 13, 2004, at 9:58 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
Unfortunately, most customers expect connecting to the entire Internet, not just the parts that are smart and courteous enough to aggregate. Since most networks are in business to make money, they do what their customers want. Unless all networks filter alike, customers will migrate to the ones with the "best" connectivity. Given that some networks cannot even aggregate properly, I submit it is impossible to get all networks to filter alike.Deaggregation is at an all time high, I have raised this publically in
Deaggregation is annoying, rude, and silly, but it does not actually stop me my data getting from point A to point B. Disconnectivity between me and someone else on the Internet, whether they are aggregating properly or not, is not why I pay my transit provider. If I can't get there, you don't get paid.
This is a serious issue, since "Tier 1" networks have been huge deaggregation culprits in the past. I think China Telecom topped the latest CIDR report, and lots of people want to talk to the billion-plus end users over there.
So perhaps we should find a better way to encourage aggregation than hurting our business and customers? Anyone have a suggestion? Maybe public humiliation at NANOG? :)
P.S. Before you tell me the Internet will crash if we do not slow or reverse the table growth, just don't. It might, it might not, but it certainly will not happen tomorrow or even this year. After hearing the doomsday prognostications over the table growth for close to a decade now without the Internet falling over, it's just getting old.