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Re: 4-Byte AS Number soon to come?

  • From: Yakov Rekhter
  • Date: Tue Aug 23 10:28:30 2005

Folks,

> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> 
> > If this is true, it's very distressing. Drafts are deleted after 
> > about six months. That means that any implementations will be based 
> > on a no longer existing specification. That's wrong in so many 
> > ways.
> 
> Well, maybe that was a misunderstanding of IETF process of mine. But 
> AIUI, it's intended to progress towards proposed standard, and 
> getting implementations is part of that, in some fashion.
> 
> The draft has been kept active by the IDR since 2001 btw.
> 
> > I think I only felt the need to do this a handful of times over the 
> > last decade, but it's generally difficult to position tcpdump such 
> > that it will intercept the eBGP traffic.
> 
> Ok. So that's a "not important" then.
> 
> I'm interested in operational use of any kind of passive BGP 'reader' 
> btw - not just ethereal/tcpdump. (Just to make it obvious ;) ).

May I suggest that you send your opinion on this topic to the IDR
mailing list (idr@ietf.org), as it would help the IDR WG to reach
a (rough) consensus on how to proceed with the draft.

Yakov.




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