Redundant AS's

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Mon Mar 23 06:59:50 CDT 2009


Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> writes:

>>   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.
>
> Was that a 36-bit word?

16-bit "word" in the sense of a PDP-11 or DG Nova, not 36-bit "word"
in the sense of a Univac-1100 or DECSYSTEM-20.  Be glad that it wasn't
a 12-bit "word" in the sense of a PDP-8.

(page 33, same RFC)

-r





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