Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Sun Mar 22 22:03:16 CDT 2009
bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com writes:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:56:06PM +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>> On 21/03/2009 16:36, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>> > er... 'parm me sir, but aren't -all- ASNs 4 bytes?
>> > i mean, for lo these many years we cheated and only
>> > used the first two bytes... but the spec always
>> > called out four bytes.
>> There seems to be a bug in my router:
>> >router(config)#router bgp 196641
>> > ^
>> >% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
>> Do you know of anyone I could call who can fix this?
> your using the wrong protocol.. :)
> or the wrong version of a vendors code.
> try EGP and you should be fine w/ 4byte ASNs.
rfc 827, page 3:
Autonomous systems will be assigned 16-bit identification
numbers (in much the same ways as network and protocol numbers
are now assigned), and every EGP message header contains one word
for this number.
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