[arin-ppml] ASN transfers...

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 13:07:35 EDT 2011


On that note, we have a 5 digit ASN from 2004 and a partner of ours just
received a 4 digit in 2011..

Jeff
On Sep 20, 2011 11:18 AM, "Randy Whitney" <randy.whitney at verizon.com> wrote:
> On 9/20/2011 10:55 AM, David Williamson wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 04:35:20PM +0200, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>>> There are legacy ASN's. There is policy to transfer legacy resources
>>> "assets". The language in 8.x doesn't discern between IP addresses or
>>> ASN''s.
>>>
>>> Why not?
>>
>> That's obvious, is it not? :-) Clearly an oversight, given the
>> fixation on legacy addresses. Perhaps 8.x needs a glossary/preamble
>> with some definitions. The intent of that section is clear, even if
>> the language is a bit vague in defining "legacy resources". I just
>> don't see why someone would want to transfer an ASN outside of normal
>> business transactions. Perhaps due to some misplaced sense of
>> importance around a lower number? In any case, this feels like a minor
>> issue. A brief editorial proposal could resolve it, and would seem
>> likely to get a lot of support.
>
> I can see a few reasons why generically one might want to be able to
> transfer an ASN, rather than request a new one:
>
> - Legacy hardware lacks proper support for Four Byte ASNs
> - Lower ASN implies older, more established network
> - Perhaps a choice ASN comes up for grabs
> - Chance or Opportunity to maintain Peering Relationships on ASN
>
> I support adding ASNs into the mix.
>
> Best Regards,
> Randy.
>
>
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