32-bit AS numbers

Greg Hankins ghankins at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 9 15:13:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 10:31:52AM +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> As you (hopefully) know, as of 1-1-2010, the RIRs will only be giving  
> out 32-bit AS numbers. I'm writing an article for Ars Technica about  
> this, and I was wondering about the perspective of network operators who 
> may be faced with customers with a 32-bit AS number in the near future, 
> and how the vendor support for 32-bit AS numbers is working out.
> If you send me info in private mail, let me know your title/affiliation 
> and whether I can quote you or not.

Chris Malayter and I gave a presentation at NANOG45 earlier this year that
touches on some of the operational issues.


We also started a Wiki with content based on the presentation that has
more updated information, including a current list of vendor support.
If you see a vendor missing, let us know and we can update the list.
Or better yet, create an account and add some content yourself :-).



Greg Hankins <ghankins at mindspring.com>

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