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Re: 4-Byte AS Number soon to come?

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Tue Aug 23 18:25:51 2005

On 23-aug-2005, at 23:55, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

This is exactly why people shouldn't implement drafts except possibly
as a private in-house feasibility study.

In general, you're right; however, BGP documents have a special status.
Because of how crucial BGP is to the Internet's functioning, I-Ds won't
progress to RFC status (at least as Proposed Standard) without two
interoperating implementations.
Ah, that makes sense. So how does that work for work on TCP (which is even more crucial than BGP)? You have to have interoperable implementations before writing the draft?

(I knew the IETF had some trouble with its internal organization. I had no idea it was this bad.)




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