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        RFC 3221

        Title:      Commentary on Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet
        Author(s):  G. Huston
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       December 2001
        Mailbox:    gih@telstra.net
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 66580
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-bgparch-02.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3221.txt

This document 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.

This document is the outcome of a collaborative exercise on the part
of the Internet Architecture Board.

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