[ppml] Nonsense regarding n-byte ASNs

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
Wed Nov 29 02:53:52 EST 2006

Those who were disturbed by all the nonsense about n-byte ASNs may be
interested to note that the IESG also considers ASNs to be just some 
numbers that are bigger than 65535

>To: IANA <iana at iana.org>
>From: IESG Secretary <iesg-secretary at ietf.org>
>Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 09:56:13 -0500
>Cc: iesg at ietf.org
>Subject: The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry
>Dear IANA,
>The IESG has approved the expansion of the size of the AS Number
>registry described in draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes-12.txt before the approval
>of the document. Please expand the AS Number space to include the
>values 65536 through 4294967295, initially marked as "Held by IANA".
>Allocations can be made to the RIRs prior to the publication of
>this RFC.
>Thank You,

Michael Dillon
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