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G. Huston, "Commentary on Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet, RFC 3221" Dec 2001.
Commentary on Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet, RFC 3221
Authors: G. Huston
Published: The Internet Society, 2001
URL:http://www.faqs.org/ftp/rfc/rfc3221.txt
Entry Date: 2002-12-23
Results: Examines the various longer term trends visible within the characteristics of the Internet's BGP table and identifies a number of operational practices and protocol factors that contribute to these trends. The potential impacts of these practices and protocol properties on the scaling properties of the inter-domain routing space are examined.

Various approaches to a refinement of the inter-domain routing protocol and associated operating practices that may provide superior scaling properties are identified as an area for further investigation.
References: Results are based on:
  • Huston, G., "The BGP Routing Table", The Internet Protocol Journal, vol. 4, No. 1, March 2001.
  • Labovitz, C., Ahuja, A., Bose, A. and J. Jahanian, "Delayed Internet Routing Convergence", Proceedings ACM SIGCOMM 2000, August 2000.
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