[ppml] ":" - Re: Proposed Policy: 4-Byte AS Number Policy Proposal

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Mon Dec 12 16:35:05 EST 2005

At 8:44 -0500 12/12/05, Member Services wrote:

>Policy Proposal Name:
>          4-Byte AS Number Policy Proposal
>Author: Geoff Huston

>          Terminology
>          "2-byte only AS Numbers" refers to AS numbers in the range 0 -
>          65535

Should that be "0:0 - 0:65536"?


>          [3]  BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space,
>               draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes-12.txt

The syntax "a:b" does not appear in that document.  Is it defined 
elsewhere?  The use of the ":" as separator bothers me as that is 
used in IPv6 address notation.

I don't mean to question the sanity of the choice in this forum, I am 
wondering if the decision is documented elsewhere.  (Obviously, I do 
question the sanity of it, but I don't mean to make that a thread 
here, nor am I strongly opposed to the choice.)

Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

3 months to the next trip.  I guess it's finally time to settle down and
find a grocery store.

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