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Evolution of Internet Address Space Deaggregation: Myths and Reality

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Evolution of Internet Address Space Deaggregation: Myths and Reality
—Internet routing table size growth and BGP update churn are two prominent Internet scaling issues. There is widespread belief in a high and fast growing number of ASs that deaggregate prefixes, e.g., due to multi-homing and for the purpose of traffic engineering [1]. Moreover, researchers often blame specific classes of ASs for generating a disproportionate amount of BGP updates. Our primary objective is to challenge such widespread assumptions (“myths”) and not solely to confirm previous findings [1]–[3]. Surprisingly, we find severe discrepancies between existing myths and reality. According to our results, there is no trend towards more aggressive prefix deaggregation or traffic engineering over time. With respect to update dynamics, we observe that deaggregated prefixes generally do not generate a disproportionate number of BGP updates, with respect to their share of the BGP routing table. On the other side, we observe much more widespread traffic engineering in ...
Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhl
Added 29 Jan 2011
Updated 29 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JSAC
Authors Luca Cittadini, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Steve Uhlig, Randy Bush, Pierre François, Olaf Maennel
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