Fwd: The IESG Approved the Expansion of the AS Number Registry

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at verizonbusiness.com
Thu Nov 30 07:02:22 UTC 2006

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Deepak Jain wrote:

> Afraid so. I'm hoping to be out of the industry before calls for 128 bit
> AS#s come down the pipe and people (at that time) are laughing about how
> silly 32 bit AS#s seem.
> Does anyone have a current projection of when AS# (16 bit) exhaust will
> occur?

anyone have a swag at the number of things that this (32bit asn) touches?

bgp (duh!)
provisioning databases/systems
web-pages (really the backend parts like routeviews query/search tools)

yeesh :(

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