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Re: Low AS - Number

  • From: Mike (meuon) Harrison
  • Date: Mon Apr 21 12:27:16 2003

> 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.

Aww. come on.. do they buy them because of a low ASN? 
Or because they are looking for a core of experienced
people and some physical assets and customers worth acquiring
and many of them just happen to have a low ASN.