[ppml] Re: ASN-based prefixes for leaf ASes

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Sun Mar 21 21:34:46 EST 2004

Thus spake "Bill Manning" <bmanning at ISI.EDU>
> sure, fine.  Just pointing out the ASN based, prefix assignment
> hack is -very- old and has been abandoned by the IETF in
> favor of the processes we currently use.

That doesn't mean abandoning it completely was a good idea.  That system
also didn't provide a mechanism for non-leaf ASes to get non-ASN-based
allocations, which severely limited its scalability.  We've jumped from one
extreme to the other, when perhaps using both systems in parallel might be
most efficient.

> % > % draft-savola-multi6-asn-pi-01.txt
> % > % (Well, I don't like that proposition either..)
> % > % p.s. the correct forum may be multi6.
> % >
> % >         Actually, the correct forum would be the RIR public policy
> %
> % Not yet IMHO, see above.
> actually, I think it is imprudent to not include the
> RIR public policy fourm in any discussions on new address
> assignment plans.  YMMV of course.

I agree and invite input from ARIN members.  NOTE: Please include in your
comments whether you're a leaf or non-leaf AS.


Stephen Sprunk        "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723           people.  Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS         smart people who disagree with them."  --Aaron Sorkin

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