Large BGP Communities beacon in the wild

James Bensley jwbensley at
Thu Oct 27 21:28:21 UTC 2016

On 27 October 2016 at 16:47, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> I don’t mind the move to 32, but I hope the vendors are getting appropriately smacked for squatting and that those attributes are not allowed to be misappropriated by the vendors.
> We have a standards process for a reason and vendors simply squatting on numbers is a violation of that process which cannot be allowed to stand unless we wish to establish that as precedent and simply allow vendors to claim numbers as they wish.
> This already happened with the BSD community in their implementation of a pseudo-VRRP like capability and now two different vendors have abused BGP path attributes.
> This is not a good path for us to continue.
> Owen

Here here!

Name and shame, it is not acceptable!


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