[routing-wg]Four byte ASN notation
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
Fri Dec 7 17:17:54 CET 2007
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, Henk Uijterwaal wrote: > This is one of those cases where there are 3 solutions which all > have their pro's and con's, and where neither one is better than > any of the others. The only way out is that somebody makes a > decision to pick one and accept that people in favor of the other > solutions will be unhappy for a while, before they realize that > they'll have to live with it. One of the "solutions" has got "The folks who run the DBs are enamoured with it" in the "Pro" list. That seems to have beeen the only meaningful pro/con, given that both operator and vendor opinion in other forums has largely been against, but yet this unmandated proposal still was implemented. > Right now, the time doesn't seem right yet to make this decision, > so I guess that we'll have to live with this situation for a while. I think what you mean the decision has been made as a fait accompli, and the time you refer to is the time needed to cement it as so. Standard disclaimer: If any of the above language sounds harsh, please understand we're only talking about AS numbers. ;) regards, -- Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A Fortune: QOTD: "This is a one line proof... if we start sufficiently far to the left."