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Re: classful routes redux

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Fri Nov 04 15:28:24 2005

> RIRs, and if we assume no change in AS number policies, and no
> change in the trend of ageing out 'old' AS numbers at a rate of
> some 5% per year into the unadvertised pool, then the 2byte field
> will exhaust sometime in October 2010.

no waffling.  you said october 14th, and we're holding you to it!
we would like to know about what time of day, so we can schedule
lunch and coffee.

> Is AS reclaimation an option? We don't know how many 'dark'
> (unadvertised) AS numbers are used as VPN IDs in 2547 contexts.

do we care?  i.e. does it affect the real public internet.  are
these not like 1918?

> Current figures indicate that it would work for 3 years if we
> were able to reclaim ALL unadvertised AS numbers and recycle
> them. How much effort would it take to get this additional 3
> years?

and how much money will lawers make off the ensuing riot?