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keeping the routing table in check: step 1
From: "Edward B. DREGER" <eddy+public+spam () noc everquick net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 03:48:24 +0000 (GMT)
Hopefully this thread will be quick and less convoluted. Rather than
simply alluding to "one prefix per ASN", I'd like to detail an
allocation scheme that works toward that.
Find the largest contiguous block. Split in half. Round to appropriate
boundary. Assign. Space at the end of the block is reserved for
Ignoring special subnets for simplicity:
32/x, 96/x, 160/x, 224/x,
16/x, 48/x, 80/x, 112/x, 144/x, 176/x, 208/x
assuming all grow at equal rates. 96/x ends up growing quickly? No
problem. Skip 112/x for the time being.
In short, allocate IP space logarithmically. Start with /1 alignment,
proceed to /2, then /3, and so on. Keep the array as sparse as possible
so an assignment can be extended without hitting, say, a stride 4
Perhaps RIRs should look at filesystems for some hints. Imagine a
filesystem that's 30% full yet has as much fragmentation as IPv4 space.
Something is wrong.
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- keeping the routing table in check: step 1 Edward B. DREGER (Feb 16)