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Re: BGPttH. Neustar can do it, why can't we?
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:03:10 -0700


On Aug 6, 2012, at 07:27 , William Herrin <bill () herrin us> wrote:

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists () gmail com> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM, William Herrin <bill () herrin us> wrote:
As much as I'd love for
Verizon to offer BGP directly over FIOS there are fewer than 40,000

I'm curious as to your number... where is that from?
Marhsall had noted a number of 'small businesses' in the US at ~1.4m
as of ~2006ish?

Hi Chris,

Lacking any reason to believe otherwise, I estimate the number of BGP
users at reasonably close to the number of autonomous systems in the
Internet BGP table. Technically that doesn't have to be true... but
given the debugging nuissance associated with private AS numbers and
the trivial ease and cost with which an AS is registered it seems
likely to me.


This ignores the probability that cost effective BGP service availability would
strongly drive demand for AS Numbers and adoption of the technology.

Owen



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