[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Thu Dec 22 09:02:44 EST 2005

On Dec 21, 2005, at 3:54 PM, Geoff Huston wrote:

>> 3.) 2005-9 says nothing about whether or not people requesting 4 byte
>> ASN can request specific 4 byte
>> ASN. I think that the current sequential assignment should continue.
> It was never my intention to alter the AS Number assignment policy  
> to allow the request of specific numbers.

Dear Goeff;

I never doubted this; however, I think that the language should not  
be ambiguous.

> Now the policy, as written, had a definition of "4-Byte only AS  
> Numbers" in the terminology section, and I suspect that this  
> definition is adequate in terms of equating this phrase with the  
> concept of numbers with non-zero high order bits.

I agree. Just to be clear, this of course says nothing about  

> regards,
>    Geoff



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