Hmmmm.. is this a good thing?
I realise that few people go back for more ASN's after their initial one, but we are
requesting them regularly for customers.
What is the situation with carriers accepting them. Could a few transit providers on
these lists comment on whether they are ready to handle 4byte AS Numbers in their BGP
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eintellego Pty Ltd - The Networking Specialists
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From: Secretariat [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 18 December 2009 3:15 PM
To: Skeeve Stevens
Subject: Final phase of four-byte AS number policy begins 1 January 2010
Final phase of four-byte AS number policy begins 1 January 2010
From 1 January 2010, APNIC will cease to make a distinction between
four-byte only and two-byte only Autonomous System (AS) numbers.
Instead, all AS numbers will be considered to be four-byte AS numbers.
This change marks the third phase of the transition to four-byte AS
numbers. For more information on the implementation phases of the
four-byte AS number policy, please see "Policies for Autonomous System
number management in the Asia Pacific region" section 6.3, "Timetable
for moving from two-byte only AS numbers to four-byte AS numbers":
To learn more about how the transition to four-byte AS numbers may
affect your network, see:
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact:
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61-7-3858-3100
PO Box 2131 Milton, QLD 4064 Australia Fax: +61-7-3858-3199
Level 1, 33 Park Road, Milton, QLD http://www.apnic.net