routing table size

If the size of the global routing table is really an important issue, why
not start filtering /24 announcements?
I have more of a legal right to use my /20 since I pay ARIN >$2K/yr for
it, vs most /24 owners.
Filtering /24s should cut the size of the global routing table back to
1998 levels.

Ralph Doncaster
principal, IStop.com

If the size of the global routing table is really an important issue, why
not start filtering /24 announcements?

By all means, go ahead. You don't need anyone's permission. Report back with
your results.

I have more of a legal right to use my /20 since I pay ARIN >$2K/yr for
it, vs most /24 owners.

Setting aside the fallacy that people have different rights based on how much
they paid for their allocation, you are of course free to announce whatever
slices of your /20 you want.

What you seem to have trouble grasping, and this is the key point, is that the
rest of the world is free to ignore said announcements. If you're not their
customer they don't owe you anything. Period. No matter how many times you post
to NANOG.

Bradley

Bradley wrote.....

"If you're not their customer they don't owe you anything. Period. No matter
how many times you post
to NANOG."

Hey...that reminds me of that old saying

"Money talks, <insert> walks>"

LOL

Gerardo

A fascinating diatribe.... Toward the latter portion, aside from the
derogating comments, it has become nearly beneficial to the problem. I
don't often post, but read nearly all submissions due to the technical
prowess of its posters. I do believe the list's greatest attributes are
the consistent efforts to help the global Internet community, the
gathering of diverse technical perspectives and needs, and the
professional courtesy extended to contributing members. Let's not let
our wit and position overshadow these rare attributes.

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Rackspace Managed Hosting
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