Some people have pointed out the Internet BGP table is now at 500,000 IP Routes. If you people don’t hurry up and blow this to a million entries, we will never get decent routers and greater bandwidth in the carrier backbones.
At 500K entries, many of the decade old routers (like the Cisco 7200) must now be replaced. That’s a good start.
This is a good thing for customers since newer routers go faster, have more features and more reliability. It will drive those lazy service providers to invest in processes to rotate their assets more often and reduce the price of updates and bandwidth.
So get out there and advertise all of your /20 as /24’s and burn up the global routing table. Once we blow that sucker up, people will also starting taking IPv6 more seriously and quickly add hundreds of thousands more entries.
More is just more when it comes to bandwidth and the Internet.
Bandwidth solves all networking problems – EtherealMind.