Re: [sig-policy] prop--065: Format for delegation and recording of 4-byt
> I've tried to highlight the key issues for ISPs in an article I wrote in
> 2007 (http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2007-01/asn32.html) that has a
> of things to watch out for when two or more of your peers and customers
> appear on your BGP system representing themselves as AS23456.
I suspect the present is starting to become the time to highlight these
issues again. I've found in my own day job that there are many questions
being asked, many of which are well covered in your article - but folks
don't remember it, or don't look, or don't search...
> I suspect that this proliferation of AS23456 is a _far_ more insidious
> than the number format when looking at the provisioning and operational
> support systems, but this is a comment based on my own extended experience
> in developing such OSS tools for previous employers and YMMV.
And this is the major reason that SPs should be pressuring their vendors
for proper support today, not 1st January next year when they realise
they can't tell the difference between all the 23456s floating around.
Heh, we are probably drifting way off topic now... ;-)
> Its still all me, not speaking for my employer.
Likewise, as ever!