History [was Re: strangest systems I've sent email from]

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 12:07:46 CDT 2016

On Wed, 27 Apr 2016, Sean Conner wrote:
> One benefit of contiguous subnet masks is that it makes routing faster. 
> It's still a linear search, but it's based on the average length of the 
> netmask instead of the total number of entries.

That sounds similar to the idea of route summarization. Without it, core 
routers wouldn't be able to do what they do fast enough, as you probably 
are already well aware.



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