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Re: The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry
On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Donald Stahl wrote: > > So, all of the current devices need to get upgraded before 'day one' of > > 32-bit ASN use... that'll be fun :) Why is RIPE passing out the 32-bit > > ASN's now? > ARIN will begin passing out 32 bit ASN's to anyone who asks as of January > 1, 2007. This is the same policy as RIPE so I don't see what the big deal > is. Uhm, I think I mis-read the date on the original :( I thought they HAD been passing them out, not WILL BE :( need more coffee :( > > > aren't there still plenty (+20k or so) 16-bit ASN's out there > > for assignment? (perhaps I'm missing something on the need to allocate the > > new asn's?) > By all means let's wait until the last possible second to upgrade ASN > support. The waiting approach has worked so well for IPV6 :) Seriously > though- why not let people start registering now. The only way we'll know > if 32 bit ASN's will work is if we start using them. > agreed, let's NOT do the v6 thing... do the 32-bit asn's give us more than just 'more bits' ? :) (Sorry, I couldn't resist). So, yes, let's get someone to start testing, I'd just caution on assigning the 32-bit asn's for real-users, since much of the net might not be able to use them, partial reachability will/could-be a problem.