The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at
Fri Dec 1 16:53:25 UTC 2006

On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> On Fri, 01 Dec 2006 16:02:55 +0000 (GMT)
> "Chris L. Morrow" <christopher.morrow at> 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? 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?)
> >
> Testing -- better to find out now what breaks, before we really need it.

understood, but I took the 'RIPE has been assigning 32-bit ASN's
since....' to mean that people actually expected them to work.

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