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RE: Route table growth and hardware limits...talk to the filter
> I'm not crazy about that, but certainly it'd work, and there would still > be some savings. Due to the above mentioned stupidity, you'd still have > no routes for some parts of the internet. what i think it boils down to is that many folks seem to run default-free because they can, because its cool, because its what tier-1 folks do, because (insert cool/uber reason why here), but not necessarily because they HAVE TO. even if you're a content-provider in North America and want to ensure an "optimal path" of traffic, generally speaking, you could accept prefixes (as-is) from ARIN allocations but for (say) APNIC and RIPE do either some degree of filtering or just push it via a default. having a full feed may be cool, but i'm not sure what cost folks are willing to pay for that 'cool' factor. filtering and/or default-to-one-place may be so 90s but that doesn't mean its a bad thing. cheers, lincoln.