The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry

Etaoin Shrdlu shrdlu at
Fri Dec 1 19:21:48 UTC 2006

Roland Dobbins wrote:

> 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.
> Is there any possibility we can now get a block of ASNs set aside for  
> documentation purposes, akin to 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).

This is an excellent idea, but please do not select the first block 
after 16 bit numbers are up (can you say buffer overflow?). Something 
random, in the middle, would be better.

The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion,
the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give
the data authenticity.
                          Norman Augustine

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