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Re: Verio Peering Question

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Thu Sep 27 19:38:03 2001

> I don't think anyone has ever claimed (Randy included)
> that filtering out long prefixes never hurts performance /to
> those long prefixes/. Just that the usage of those long
> prefixes is small, the effect is often small, and the NET
> effect (i.e. on performance to all prefixes) is often improved,
> AND the 'public good' effect, in terms of encouraging
> CIDR and discouraging disaggregation has benefits for
> the global routing table, for everybody, in terms of
> reduction of cost (nice statistical demonstration at
> last IETF Ptomaine session - please refer to 'belling
> the cat' problem).
> Are you going to present statistical data to the contrary?