32-bit ASN acceptance by ISPs in ARIN region

Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Mon Sep 23 14:14:21 UTC 2013

On 24/09/2013, at 12:02 AM, Job Snijders <job.snijders at atrato.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:28:58PM +1000, Geoff Huston wrote:
>> On 23/09/2013, at 8:01 PM, Nick Hilliard <nick at foobar.org> wrote:
>>> I look forward to the day when we have proper 32 bit BGP community
>>> support and ASN32s finally become usable on nontrivial networks.
>> Is there some reference that describes the problems with the use of
>> RFC5668? I was not aware that there were residual issues here.
> It would've been really nice if one could fit more than 16 bit in the
> locally administrated part. 
> Kind regards,
> Job

I'm sorry, but I'm still confused, as I see your comment as one that relates to the
size of the payload field here, as distinct from the support for 32 bit AS numbers
per se.


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