Why the Internet Doesn’t Scale


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Why the Internet Doesn’t Scale

Why the Internet Does not Scale

Exponential Internet Growth

Imminent Collapse of the Internet

Constraints on future Internet growth?

Internet Evolution: NSFNet

Internet Evolution: Post-NSFNet

Internet Evolution: Today

Growth in Topological State (or the myth of CIDR)

Unique AS Numbers in Routing Table

Globally Replicated State

Average BGP ASPath Length

Average Prefix Length

22 - 24 Bit Prefix Lengths

16-20 Prefix Lengths

Management Complexity

Author: Abha Ahuja, Craig Labovitz

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