coprorations using BGP for advertising prefixes in mid-1990s

George Herbert george.herbert at
Thu May 12 22:43:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Dorn Hetzel <dorn at> wrote:
>> Does no one remember EGP? ASNs are MUCH older than BGP. And we were
>> using BGPv3 prior to the existence of V4. We used BGPv4 back in the days
>> when Tony Li would chastise us for reporting a bug in a 10 day old Cisco
>> build saying that we could not expect BGPv4 code over a week old to
>> work. He felt that we should deploy new code daily.
>> The big push was to have v4 available before the old PRDB was frozen by
>> Merit/NSFnet. (And, who remembers the PRDB?)
>> --
> I caught the trailing edge of V3.  I remember announcing 129 prefixes to
> Sprintlink, one for our B, and 128 for our /17 from C-space :)

Flashbacks to 1993-4 all over again.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at

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