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Re: Level3 Question
- From: Wayne E. Bouchard
- Date: Fri Nov 11 17:32:45 2005
Okay, so as people pointed out, I forgot that hardware engineers like
to make assumptions about software for the sake of efficiency in ASICs
and the like. So add a few exponents of pain. Still shouldn't be *all*
that bad I wouldn't think.
On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 03:19:45PM -0700, Wayne E. Bouchard wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 09:41:49PM +0000, Per Gregers Bilse wrote:
> > On Nov 11, 1:14pm firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > The only way to get 32-bit AS number support deployed is to run out
> > > of AS numbers in
> > > the 16 bit space.
> > Exactly.
> > - When will the Internet deploy X?
> > - Just before it's too late.
> > How many people on this list remember the transition from BGP3 to
> > BGP4 and CIDR? This was, uhh, about 12 years ago. Before that there
> > was an EGP to BGP transition, but that was less of an issue.
> > But history will repeat itself. Not that I see any great evil in that --
> > people are always busy, have always been. It's a case of which priorities
> > are most pressing, so, indeed, yes, the only way is to run out of the
> > existing resource. Likewise for whatever will provide more address space.-)
> > -- Per
> I think, however, that this will be less dramatic than other
> things. This is a "relatively" simple software change. The one thing
> it *will* do is make sure that all the old hardware out there that
> runs BGP won't work anymore and have to be updated. This is arguably a
> good thing. Also remember that this is still some time away. Getting
> ever closer, but still a future event.
> Wayne Bouchard
> Network Dude