Where is the edge of the Internet?

just curious....

do most SPs/IXs actually have the entire BGP routing table with them?

so that every network in the world which is registered is availble to them
in some form or another?

-rgds
Alok

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do most SPs/IXs actually have the entire BGP routing table with them?

how longs that piece of string?

there are many ways to design a network. you can have no BGP feeds (defaults
+ static), you can have no full BGP feeds (maybe "customer only" feed across
a peering circuit + defaults), a full house of BGP feeds (different views
from multiple providers / peers) or some other variation on these themes
(for large quantities of variations).

you don't need every router carrying the entire table either, you can
structure the network so that a subset of routers carry whatever counts as
your "full table".

so that every network in the world which is registered is availble to them
in some form or another?

you either run with a default (which fills in any gaps in the routing table)
or defaultless (where you need a full table). you can run both (default free
core, defaults at the edges). just depends on what BGP views you have and
how you structure your network.

marty