Re: [Idr] Squatters (Was: BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on..)

Job Snijders <job@instituut.net> Fri, 28 October 2016 14:25 UTC

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Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:25:07 +0200
From: Job Snijders <job@instituut.net>
To: Brian Dickson <brian.peter.dickson@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Idr] Squatters (Was: BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on..)
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:04:12PM -0700, Brian Dickson wrote:
> > > > I was suggesting the same thing out-of-list today.  We should
> > > > really assign ~5 values to experimental/development puroposes
> > >
> > > I think this would be useful both to allow for larger-scale
> > > testing of new attributes, and for vendors to be more easily be
> > > able to test multiple new attributes in-house.
> >
> > The problem here is that people are not abiding the rules, and
> > offering more codepoints will only work if people abide those rules.
> > I have no confidence that more dev codepoints resolve the issue.
> 
> The counter argument is very simple: If we don't offer more code
> points, they *definitely* won't use them (and thus abide by the
> rules).

On the other hand, they weren't using today's 255 codepoint either.

Kind regards,

Job