Re: [Idr] BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on - Let's get a new attribute number (1 week WG call (10/18 to 10/25)

Robert Raszuk <robert@raszuk.net> Tue, 18 October 2016 18:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Idr] BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on - Let's get a new attribute number (1 week WG call (10/18 to 10/25)
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I would tend to agree with Job here.

I see no point to reserve already known to be "overloaded" code point for
wide or for that matter any new BGP attribute.

That's the price we pay for no BGP Police or BGP FBI/GBI  ... (G=global)

r.

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 7:57 PM, Job Snijders <job@instituut.net>; wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 01:14:21PM -0400, Susan Hares wrote:
> > Jeff:
> >
> > This is a good idea to just make 129 an early allocation for wide
> communities.
>
> I have to disagree.
>
> It is not known what version of the wide communities draft has been
> implemented. This code is deployed in the wild, there are no guarantees
> that those routers will ever be upgraded.
>
> I think the -wide- deployment effort will shoot itself in the foot by
> using 129.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Job
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