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Re: multi homing pressure

  • From: Leo Bicknell
  • Date: Wed Oct 19 11:55:17 2005

In a message written on Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:31:32AM -0400, Jared Mauch wrote:
> 	it will be interesting to see if this has acutal impact on
> ASN allocation rates globally.

I have done no analysis, but I do believe this is having an effect
on the number of prefixes announced by many of the players involved.
Looking at the top 10-20 peers over here, all of them show prefixes
announced by the peers to be growing faster than the global prefix
table.  The only way that makes sense is if existing prefixes are
being announced through additional providers.

It would be interesting to see those more into BGP routing analysis
to look at that (possible) trend.  It's probably causing a shift
in how BGP processing occures on both a device and a network level
(more redundant paths) which could have implications for future

       Leo Bicknell - [email protected] - CCIE 3440
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