[arin-ppml] ARIN 2-Byte ASN inventory and issuance

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Apr 11 20:27:03 EDT 2016

> On Apr 11, 2016, at 17:09 , Michel Py <michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us> wrote:
>> Owen DeLong wrote :
>> The harm is that this continued practice is hampering deployment of exchange point RS with artificial imposition of requirements for ASNs
>> ≤65535 for no reason other than the convenience of operators who come to the exchange(s) with obsolete equipment or antiquated policies.
> And if said operator can't get it their way, they go somewhere else and the only one hurt is the new IX tying to impose a new world order. The ones who already have a 2-byte ASN are going to like the depletion : no new competitors. It's not a shortage, it's a feature.
> Michel.

In my experience, there is rarely significant competition among exchange points anywhere other than primary cities. In fact, in most secondary and smaller cities, competing exchange points usually turn out to be harmful to the community and consolidation ends up happening relatively quickly anyway.


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