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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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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).