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Re: as numbers

  • From: Geoff Huston
  • Date: Tue Aug 02 01:44:52 2005

At 08:15 PM 1/08/2005, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Geoff Huston wrote:

> So - to NANOG at large - if you want your vendor to include 4-Byte AS support
> in their BGP code anytime soon, in order to avoid some last minute panic in a
> couple of years hence, then it would appear that you should talk to them now
> and say clearly that you want 4-Byte AS support in your BGP software right
> now.

Geoff, excellent idea..

before I forward this email to my suppliers tho, is there a reference I can
send.. excuse my ignorance but I'm not familiar with research done on 4-byte
ASNs, is there a proposed standard implementation?
There is a draft draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes-10.txt- it is a draft because under the current
IETF procedures there needs to be 2 independent implementations of the specification,
and at the moment only Redback's BGP has implemented this. Once there is a 2nd
implementation it will enter the Internet Standards track as a Draft Standard.



If I have something definite to request I will immediately send those emails,

http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2005-08/as.html

contains the analysis of the AS number consumption data

  regards,

    Geoff







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