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Re: 16-bit ASN kludge
OD> Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 18:09:48 -0800 OD> From: Owen DeLong OD> I think all the meaningful parties have already pretty much agreed on OD> 32bit ASNs in BGP4. I think that will be coded in the routers well before OD> any attribute-based thing for 32bit ASNs is. As such, I don't see much OD> point to kludging this instead of just going for it assuming a 32bit world. Then belay my 16-bit ramblings. I'm probably a bit naive in thinking a new attribute would be passed along by enough transits to be useful; an "adopt this incompatible protocol or become an island" approach may well be needed. I still have to wonder if some leaf optimizations are possible. Perhaps an incompatible protocol would leave more implementation wiggle room. Eddy -- Everquick Internet - http://www.everquick.net/ A division of Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - http://www.brotsman.com/ Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building Phone: +1 785 865 5885 Lawrence and [inter]national Phone: +1 316 794 8922 Wichita ________________________________________________________________________ DO NOT send mail to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org -*- email@example.com -*- firstname.lastname@example.org Sending mail to spambait addresses is a great way to get blocked.