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Re: And Now for Something Completely Different (was Re: IPv6 news)

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Mon Oct 17 17:23:33 2005

>> There is a fundamental difference between a one-time reduction in the
>> table and a fundamental dissipation of the forces that cause it to
>> bloat in the first place.  Simply reducing the table as a one-off
>> only buys you linearly more time.  Eliminating the drivers for bloat
>> buys you technology generations.
>> If we're going to put the world thru the pain of change, it seems
>> that we should do our best to ensure that it never, ever has to
>> happen again.
> That's the goal here? To ensure we'll never have another protocol
> transition? I hope you realize what a flawed statement that is.

tony probably did not think about it because that's not what he
said at all.  he was speaking of routing table bloat, not 

and he was spot on.