1. A method for programming a network element, comprising:receiving an accounting policy configuration (APC) specifying a first network prefix and a second network prefix; and
in response to the receiving, and based on, the APC:
storing, in a forwarding equivalence class (FEC) table on the network element, a first FEC entry comprising a first FEC index and bridging next hop information (BNHI);
storing, in a forwarding information base (FIB) on the network element, a first FIB entry comprising the first network prefix and the first FEC index;
storing, in the FEC table, a second FEC entry comprising a second FEC index and the BNHI; and
storing, in the FIB, a second FIB entry comprising the second network prefix and the second FEC index.