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Re: 4-Byte AS Number soon to come?
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Tue Aug 23 09:41:39 2005
On 23-aug-2005, at 15:16, Paul Jakma wrote:
then i would prefer going ahead with the new solution and picking
it up if it works!
Well, in order to justify the hassle of invalidating existing
implementations of the draft as it stands, I suspect there'd need
to be sufficient examples of real-world problems with passive BGP
'readers' to get consensus in IDR to change.
This is exactly why people shouldn't implement drafts except possibly
as a private in-house feasibility study. There has been a huge
inflation of the status of various IETF documents, to the degree than
BGP today apparently isn't considered mature enough to be an
BTW, I find the notion that there is a new attribute that carries 32-
bit AS numbers while at the same time the original AS path can either
hold 16-bit or 32-bit AS numbers depending on the capabilities of the
peer rather strange. Why not simply keep the current AS path 16 bits
and create a new 32-bit one?
And what's with that "octet" thing, anyway.