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Re: classful routes redux

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Thu Nov 03 17:41:13 2005

On Nov 3, 2005, at 4:34 PM, [email protected] wrote:

	saving the poor routing table is a laudable and worthwhile goal,
	but dumping the excess into the edges, "just cause its easy" strikes
	me as lame.  a routing table slot is a slot is a slot.  It holds
	a /96 as well as a /32 as well as a /112.  If we are going to ditch
	"microassignments" (and boy is that term an oxymoron) then we should
	also dump "one-size-fits-all" and really and truely give folks what
	they need.  RIRs have -never- assured the routablity of delegations.

The one saving grace I can see of v6 is that there is enough space to give everyone the space they need in a single allocation.

It's not a waste if it keeps people from needing a second block.

Maybe not everyone needs a /32, but let's not get stingy with plentiful resources (IP space in v6) and risk using too much of a not- so-plentiful resource (routing table slot).