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RE: [afnog] ARIN to allocate from 74/8 & 75/8

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Wed Sep 21 08:39:29 2005

> 
> > i.e. is there a pingable address in each, as has been
> > discussed here just a few times?
> 
> ping is ok, but routing table entry existence seems better. ping can
> fail for lots of reasons and what we're really testing is routing, not
> icmp end-to-end, right?

There's a difference between reachability
and routability. The lack of a routing table entry 
indicates a different problem which implicates routing and 
reachability problems. I don't agree that reachability is
implied with routability.

> if it's useful, i'd be happy to report what percentage of my peers
> have/don't have routes to these prefixes.

I'd be interested. 

Best,

-M< 





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