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Re: The Cidr Report

  • From: Peter Galbavy
  • Date: Mon Jun 28 04:34:02 1999

On the subject of the general number of routes increasing, has
everyone involved in the development or maintainence of their routers
checked that the 2^16 (65536) limit is not going to hit them.

I know that for those using PC routers, like my old colleagues at
Demon, it is important that you make sure that your OS is upgraded
to use a >16 bit int for a "reference count" to an interface. Andrew
Bangs @ Demon spotted this a while back and submitted patch to the
*BSD groups, of which I know OpenBSD has changed the reference count
to a 32 bit.

Once you add some IGP routes the 2^16 is coming up fast.

On Fri, Jun 25, 1999 at 12:00:02PM -0700, Tony Bates wrote:
> 0) General Status
> 
> Table History
> -------------
> 
> Date	Prefixes
> 180699	60164
> 190699	60219
> 200699	60266
> 210699	60373
> 220699	60763
> 230699	60904
> 240699	61044
> 250699	61068

-- 
Peter Galbavy
Knowledge Matters Ltd
http://www.knowledge.com/





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