[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Extend 16 bit ASN Assignments

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Thu May 7 16:57:03 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Scott Leibrand
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 3:20 PM
> To: Owen DeLong
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Extend 16 bit ASN Assignments
> I disagree.  We are still waiting to get a release of the code train we
> use on the Cisco 7600 platform that supports 32-bit ASNs.  It sounds
> like they're finally getting close, but I think a further extension
> probably would be helpful.
> We'll have a much better view of what's required by the fall meeting,
> when this is up for discussion.  Since that will be our last chance to
> change policy before the current 1 Jan 2010 deadline, I definitely think
> this needs to be on the agenda.
> -Scott
My understanding of the current Cisco code we are using {12.2(33)} is that
it will route with 32bit ASN's it gets from BGP with no issue, but that I
can only enter a 16 bit ASN in to my config.  I haven't quite figured out
why this disparity exists.

Kevin Kargel

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