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Re: that 4byte ASN you were considering...
On 2006-10-10 09:41:37, Edward Lewis wrote: > I can't believe grown engineers are afraid of a dot. People have been burned in the past, and this leads them to exaggerate the cost. But even if the cost is not as large as they fear, it is not zero. If you are in favor of a new notation because you think it will save work overall by reducing confusion, or because you prefer it aesthetically, or because you want change for the sake of change in order to flush out old tools, then you should write up your arguments and get them included in the document. It would be much more efficient to explain the benefits once in the RFC, rather than a thousand times whenever someone complains that they don't like it. Whatever the benefits are, it's apparent from the thread here that many operators are not convinced, and that they have concerns that may not have been considered. Although this subject is relatively on-topic for NANOG, talking about it here is not going to have any effect on the draft. If you feel strongly about it, you should join the IDR or IESG lists. -- Shields.