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[rpd] New proposal - "Out-Of-Region Use of AFRINIC Internet Number Resources" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01)

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Sat Jul 19 14:19:00 UTC 2014

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 08:02:49 AM Andrew Alston wrote:

> That’s about the most bizarre thing I’ve read in quite a
> while… as a provider I want my members to advertise
> every block of space they possibly have to me – the more
> they advertise to me, the more traffic flows via me to
> them, the more transit I sell them.  I really don’t
> understand the logic behind some providers.

Andrew, the idea is not that bizarre, really :-).

There have been quite a number of discussions in the 
industry in past years about service providers charging 
downstreams to accept routes (typically longer than a /24, 
or even longer than a /20) as a way to mitigate the costs 
the exploding IPv4 BGP table is placing on router FIB's.

If an American service provider were doing this, I wouldn't 
be surprised. I'd be surprised if an African service 
provider is doing this, however.

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