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Re: the cost of carrying routes

  • From: Ratul Mahajan
  • Date: Mon Oct 14 20:27:08 2002


i have related question to ron's (a bit hypothetical but interesting
nonetheless).

if isps charged for bgp announcements, would the number of announcements
that shouldn't be made (e.g., those due to configuration errors and poor
operational practices) go down?

	-- ratul

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On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Ron da Silva wrote:

> 
> 
> Some ISPs charge for actual bits carried (peak usage, actual count,
> whatever) in addition to or instead of per port/circuit charges.
> 
> Do any ISPs charge based on the number of announcements a customer
> advertises?
> 
> If downstream advertisements became mainly smaller prefixes (say /24)
> that were not aggregatable by you as their upstream ISP, would you
> answer the above question differently?
> 
> -ron
> 





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