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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

BGP AS Number Exhaustion
Meeting: NANOG28
Date / Time: 2003-06-03 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Room: Seasons Ballroon
Presenters: Speakers:
Geoff Huston, Telstra, author.
K Claffy, CAIDA.
Abstract: The 16-bit AS number field in BGP has 64,510 available values to use in the Internet\'s public routing space. Since some 30,000 AS numbers have already been assigned by the regional registries, the BGP protocol field will be exhausted at some point in the future. The solution, as outlined in www.merit.edu/internet/documents/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes-06.txt, is to use a 32-bit field for this value. Both the problem and the solution are discussed further in this presentation.
Files: youtubeBGP AS Number Exhaustion
pdfGeoff Huston Presentation(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

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