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

Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Thu Dec 22 14:41:28 EST 2005

At 12:53 AM 23/12/2005, Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com wrote:
> > Conversely, there is such a thing a two bytes of AS number.  They are
> > not represented as ASCII strings on the wire.  The fact that you see
> > them as decimal numbers is simply an artifact of where you sit.  For
> > instance, see rfc1771, section 4.2 and look at the diagram of the open
> > message.
>I see that as an implementation issue, not a policy issue.

No Michael - its a _protocol_ issue. This, in turn, leads to transition 
issues. This, in turn, leads to policy issues.

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