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Status of CIDR Deployment in the Internet (RFC1467)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 7 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

This document describes the current status of the development and deployment of CIDR technology into the Internet. This document replaces RFC 1367, which was a schedule for the deployment of IP address space management procedures to support route aggregation. Since all the milestones proposed in RFC 1367 except for the delivery and installation of CIDR software were met, it does not seem appropriate to issue an updated schedule. Rather, this document is intended to provide information about how this effort is proceeding, which may be of interest to the community.

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Network Working Group C. Topolcic

Request for Comments: 1467 CNRI

Obsoletes: 1367 August 1993

Status of CIDR Deployment in the Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes the current status of the development and

deployment of CIDR technology into the Internet. This document

replaces RFC 1367, which was a schedule for the deployment of IP

address space management procedures to support route aggregation.

Since all the milestones proposed in RFC 1367 except for the delivery

and installation of CIDR software were met, it does not seem

appropriate to issue an updated schedule. Rather, this document is

intended to provide information about how this effort is proceeding,

which may be of interest to the community.

1. Background

The Internet's exponential growth has led to a number of difficulties

relating to the management of IP network numbers. The administrative

overhead of allocating ever increasing volumes of IP network numbers

for global users has stressed the organizations that perform this

function. The volume of IP network numbers that are reachable

through the Internet has taxed a number of routers' ability to manage

their forwarding tables. The poor utilization of allocated IP

network numbers has threatened to deplete the Class A and Class B

address space.

During the past few years, a consensus has emerged among the Internet

community in favor of a number of mechanisms to relieve these

problems for the mid-term. These mechanisms are expected to be put

into place in the short term and to provide relief for the mid-term.

Fundamental changes to the Internet protocols to ensure the

Internet's continued long term growth and well being are being

explored and are expected to succeed the mid-term mechanisms.

The global Internet community have been cooperating closely in such

forums as the IETF and its working groups, the IEPG, the NSF Regional

Techs Meetings, INET, INTEROP, FNC, FEPG, and other assemblies in

order to ensure the continued stable operation of the Internet.

Recognizing the need for the mid-term mechanisms and receiving

support from the Internet community, the US Federal Agencies proposed

procedures to assist the deployment of these mid-term mechanisms.

These procedures were originally described in RFC 1366 [1], which was

recently made ob...