[rrg] draft-narten-radir-problem-statement-05.txt

Thomas Narten <narten@us.ibm.com> Thu, 18 February 2010 00:38 UTC

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With the recent thread on route scaling, now might be a good time for
folk on this list to have a fresh look at the "route scaling problem"
document below. This was put together by the Routing & Addressing
Directorate (http://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/radir/) and is a joint
effort by all of its members.

The document has been sitting for a while, but we are now looking at
it again with the goal of getting it published as an Informational
RFC. In order to do that, we really need folk to review it and either
point out its shortcomings, or indicate that it's a useful document to
publish as is.


> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> 	Title           : On the Scalability of Internet Routing
> 	Author(s)       : T. Narten
> 	Filename        : draft-narten-radir-problem-statement-05.txt
> 	Pages           : 25
> 	Date            : 2010-02-17
> There has been much discussion over the last years about the overall
> scalability of the Internet routing system.  Some have argued that
> the resources required to maintain routing tables in the core of the
> Internet are growing faster than available technology will be able to
> keep up.  Others disagree with that assessment.  This document
> attempts to describe the factors that are placing pressure on the
> routing system and the growth trends behind those factors.