Ah. That will be the "chemical waste dump" that Daniel K said
he didn't care about whether it got routed or not (no offence
Daniel - neither do I), and is all but unaggregatable so presumably
Sprintlink et al. won't want to waste their CPUs routing it as well.
What hope for a customer with those IP numbers?
They all pay somebody (NSP X) for the following service.
NSP X announces an aggregate route, ???/8 or whatever, which Sprint and
others *WILL* listen to. Then, NSP X reroutes traffic to all those
different customers within it's own network. If NSP X needs to route
through another NSP for some reason, then NSP X uses an IP tunnel to
encapsulate the swampy address.
Of course, this may cost more than the swamp customers want to pay, or
the swamp customers may not be able to agree enough to create a globally
routable aggregate. In that case, they don't get routed. Hopefully they
can be convinced to renumber and release the swamp addresses, thus
filling in the swamp and allowing somebody to build a nice parking lot,
mall and attached apartment buildings.
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