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

Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Wed Dec 14 14:38:10 EST 2005

At 07:49 PM 14/12/2005, Owen DeLong wrote:

>--On December 13, 2005 11:10:38 AM -0500 "Robert E.Seastrom" 
><rs at seastrom.com> wrote:
>>Geoff Huston <gih at apnic.net> writes:
>>>ok - unless I hear to the contrary I'll run with the notation
>>>e.g. 10.1
>>That notation-space is already taken by Appletalk.
>I'm far less concerned about ambiguities between ASNs and Appletalk
>network numbers than I am about ambiguities between 32 bit ASNs and
>16 bit ASNs with communities.
>Does anyone actually still use Appletalk?

I went through a similar thought process and came to the conclusion that 
the combination of Appletalk and BGP and AS numbers was going to be a rare 
one out there in the field!


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