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[rpd] Factors affecting in-region utilization - way forward?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Mon Jul 21 11:57:30 UTC 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00:50 AM Owen DeLong wrote:

> My point is that nobody is dropping /24s and I would be
> pretty surprised to see anyone start doing. I would
> argue that the primary reason that static situation has
> persisted is that doing so would put one at a
> competitive disadvantage. Otherwise, I know for a fact
> that there are a number of providers that would love to
> shrink their routing tables by dropping /21-/24 routes,
> for example. (Or at least several have expressed a
> desire to do so at one time or another).

There are quite a few global carriers that actually accept 
IPv4 longer than /24 and IPv6 longer than /48. For many of 
them, as long as there is an IRR entry, they accept it :-).

But yes, I'd be hard-pressed to find any operators out there 
dropping /24's, /48's.

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