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RE: The Cidr Report
Mike, > It seems to me they get paid to carry prefixes by their customers. > > And their peers listen to the prefixes because they make > money by using those prefixes. I'm sure this type of statement helps drug dealers to sleep at night! :-) If the top 100 AS's de-aggregated and increased the routes they announce by 6000 each would we be so content? > However, if you are the one filtering and all your > competitors figure out how to handle 154,000 routes then you > will be at a competitive disadvantage. But its not just 154,000 routes though is it?! If we all start doing this at a much increased rate [as we've seen in recent times] then it will be more like 1,540,000 routes. When we cleaned the issue from 8220 we found that a lot of the issues were config issues and ancient history transient workarounds for problems that were not fixed after the event. The issue we see is bad aggregation - the root cause is bad practise and processes that manifest into bad aggregation. I would argue that networks with poor aggregation are also networks that will tend to have more routeing issues and other outages although I have no data to back that claim up. > Coincidentally, the largest networks also spend the most with > their vendors and get to tell the vendors what they want in > the next generation of boxes they buy. And look how well that's worked out not notably on this issue. Regards, Neil.