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BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?
BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?
Julien Gamba — 18 May 2017

BGP routing table growth is one of the major Internet scaling issues, and prefix deaggregation is thought to be a major contributor to table growth. In this work we quantify the fragmentation of the routing table by the type of IP prefix. We observe that the proportion of deaggregated prefixes has quasi doubled in the last fifteen years. Our study also shows that the deaggregated prefixes are the least stable; they appear and disappear more frequently.… Read more

25 Years of the RIPE NCC – The First Hours
25 Years of the RIPE NCC – The First Hours
Daniel Karrenberg — 08 May 2017

March 1992 - NIKHEF Amsterdam - Main Computer Room: "We have connectivity!" Marten called out. "Running the check script." Daniel responded. The two young engineers were intently looking at their screens, totally oblivious to anything around them: the noise of the air-conditioning fans, the blinking lights of communications equipment and the whining of the high-speed disk drives.… Read more

BBR TCP
BBR TCP
Geoff Huston — 05 May 2017

The Internet was built using an architectural principle of a simple network and agile edges. The basic approach was to assume that the network is a simple collection of buffered switches and circuits. As packets traverse the network they are effectively passed from switch to switch. … Read more

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