The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at cisco.com
Fri Dec 1 18:49:06 UTC 2006


On Dec 1, 2006, at 4:50 AM, Andy Davidson wrote:

> RIPE will be accepting requests for 32-bit ASNs from 1/1/07,  
> according to an email to ncc-services two weeks ago.  It does not  
> feel too early to start to understand what we must do to as a  
> community to guarantee ubiquity of reachable networks.

Is there any possibility we can now get a block of ASNs set aside for  
documentation purposes, akin to example.com and/or the TEST network?   
A block of ASNs for this purpose would be very helpful for folks  
writing docs, would reduce the possibility of 'cut-and-paste  
hijacking', and would also allow more accurate documentation (many  
products and tools have special handling for the designated private  
ASNs which make documentation difficult).

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