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In message <>, Paul Ferguson write

Looks like the 45k mark was reached:

Table History

Date Prefixes
231296 43352
241296 44089
251296 43735
261296 43391
271296 43093
281296 43912
291296 45352
301296 45532

I would like to note, that at 45,000+ prefixes even with
prefix length filters dropping that down to 37,000 prefixes
a 16Meg cisco router can no longer hold a reasonable table.
It might be ok if people ran flap dampening at their boarders,
but with several flaps per second per provider, and the extra
memory and cpu used by dampening and filter-lists,
those old 68030s can't cut it.

For those people that still have "full routes" going into
2500 series routers, i.e. smaller dual attached providers, you'd
better keep an eye out for your BGP sessions to start randomly
dropping as you run out of memory. (Oh and if this happens enough
Sprint and Digex will dampen your prefixes, and possible others...)