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Re: 4-Byte AS Number soon to come?
- From: Yakov Rekhter
- Date: Tue Aug 23 10:28:30 2005
> 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 (email@example.com), as it would help the IDR WG to reach
a (rough) consensus on how to proceed with the draft.