[arin-ppml] 2-byte ASN policy

Chris Woodfield chris at semihuman.com
Wed Apr 6 19:47:15 EDT 2016

To an earlier question is the rate of returns higher/lower than the rate of requests? Do we anticipate a backlog/waiting list here?


> On Apr 6, 2016, at 4:24 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2016, at 4:17 PM, Bill Buhler <bill at tknow.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the clarification John,
>> So I understand you, regarding IPv4 you are recycling the deadbeat resources already.
>> My impression though is that you aren’t doing the same with 2-byte ASN? I think it would be good policy to begin reclamation of those resources.
> We are recycling ASN’s that are returned - after the hold period we confirm that 
> they’re not in active routing and then will reissue if someone makes an explicit
> request for a 2-byte ASN.
>> I was very grateful a few years ago to be able to get a 2-byte ASN because one of my two upstreams stated they weren’t able to handle a 4 byte ASN, I hope they have corrected that by now. But I understand being stuck between the old and new and it’s nice if there are resources for those edge cases.
> Understood.
> Thanks!
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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