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Re: Low AS - Number

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Mon Apr 21 12:19:54 2003

On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 12:10:34PM -0400, Mike (meuon) Harrison wrote:
> ------- And to get completely off topic.. Why/how would you use 
> an ASN for marketing purposes? And should this even be considered..
> except as a tongue in cheek geek thing? 

Nonsense. One of the first things new/large companies do is buy someone
with a low ASN and take it over. Look at QWest, Verio, etc. In fact,
pretty much the only exception to this rule is Cogent, who is still using
16631 instead of 174 or 4006.

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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