[arin-ppml] 2-byte and 4-byte ASNs

Jason Schiller jschiller at google.com
Fri Apr 18 16:44:29 EDT 2014


This was brought up at the open mic, and people just shrugged.

I agree that this does not sound like a solution, but at the same
time it did not move the community to reconsider their direction.

__Jason


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:32 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Jason Schiller <jschiller at google.com>
> wrote:
> > The ARIN community continues to suggest there is no hardware reason that
> > would prevent support of 4-byte ASNs.  The community desires that we use
> up
> > the 2-byte ASNs and continue to send a message that code upgrades to
> support
> > 4-byte ASNs are now required.
>
>
> Question:
>
> Large ISPs implement BGP communities with a convention of 16-bit ASN
> followed by 16-bits of locally defined meaning, such as set local pref
> to 80.
>
> Does a comparable convention exist when dealing with 32-bit ASNs? If
> not, what's the plan?
>
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
>
>
>
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