Route Server Filters at IXPs and 4-byte ASNs
jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Feb 5 14:02:52 UTC 2014
On Feb 5, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Jeffrey Haas <jhaas at pfrc.org> wrote:
>> This draft does not cater for the use case of describing a 32-bit ASN peering
>> with a 32-bit route server, which would require a 4-byte Global Administrator
>> as well as a 4-byte Local Administrator sub-field.
> I think that's the first clear articulation I've read about why some people
> want wide comms vs. a simple replacement for existing regular communities as
> extended communities. Thanks.
I suspect the operator confusion is that’s how they’ve been using 16-bit ASNs
all along, so how did the IETF end up with something different.
http://www.onesc.net/communities/ is a fairly comprehensive list of how they are used today.
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