Re: [sig-policy] 4-byte AS number policy proposal
- To: "wei chenguang" <weichenguang at chinamobile dot com>, "sig-policy" <sig-policy at apnic dot net>
- Subject: Re: [sig-policy] 4-byte AS number policy proposal
- From: Geoff Huston <gih at apnic dot net>
- Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:51:46 +1100
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At 12:24 AM 21/03/2006, wei chenguang wrote:
hello,everyone, I have 2 questions:1. 4-byte AS number can increase the number of AS, is the AS resource rare now?
no - but the depletion rate of ASs from the unallocated AS number pool suggests that we will exhaust the unallocated pool by late 2010. See http://www.potaroo.net/tools/asns/ for further details.
2. Can the equipment support 4-byte ASN without any modification?
Existing deployed routers running BGP within a 2-byte AS need not undertake any changes to their equipment nor to their BGP code base. ASs running with as 4-byte ASN will need to use upgraded BGP software that is aware of 4-Byte ASs. Details of this can be found at http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2005-08/as.html and at http://smakd.potaroo.net/ietf/idref/draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes/index.html