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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 tony.li@tony.li 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
> web@typo.org
> Network Dude
> http://www.typo.org/~web/

---
Wayne Bouchard
web@typo.org
Network Dude
http://www.typo.org/~web/




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