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Re: ASN Name of the week

  • From: Stephen Wilcox
  • Date: Wed Jul 25 14:35:53 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 04:20:25PM +0100, Carlos Friacas wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>ASNV6, no clue... but 32-bit ASN are already prepared, at least in
> >>the registry world.
> >>
> >	It was just a joke, since the AS is getting high up there
> >in the 2 byte range (2/3's of the available ones down I think) and
> >was implying that moving to 4 byte would be as fast/efficient/complete
> >as going to IPV6 (Not...)
> That's actually something funny......
> We'll probably run out of v4 addresses sooner than 2 byte ASN, however, 
> globally it seems more pieces of the puzzle are in place for the latter 
> "revolution".

I doubt most routers are 4 byte ASN aware, but the difference is no 'revolution' is required as 4 byte is designed to cross silently across any 2 byte only routers without needing any upgrade by nature of BGPv4s flexibility