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Re: multi-homing fixes

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Fri Aug 24 22:31:27 2001

> On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 09:52:31PM -0400, Daniel Golding wrote:
> > timeframe needed for deployment of software to support 4 byte AS numbers.
> I have thought about a proposal, and I guess it's time to make it
> public.  I know of several up-sides and down-sides to this already,
> but I won't list them for now to stimulate discussion.

	There is at least a Internet Draft on the subject now.
	One could lean on vendor of choice today and ask for them.

> Rather than allocate AS numbers as we do today, why not make an AS
> simply be a globally unique 32 bit number, and establish a convention
> that AS numbers must come from a customer's netblock?  That is, if
> I'm assigned, I could pick as my "AS" number
> (or for that matter) and I just start announcing it.

	See early IPv6, ISIS, etc for more on this tactic.

> Leo Bicknell - [email protected]
> Systems Engineer - Internetworking Engineer - CCIE 3440
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