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)

Job Snijders <job@instituut.net> Tue, 18 October 2016 17:59 UTC

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Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:57:53 -0500
From: Job Snijders <job@instituut.net>
To: Susan Hares <shares@ndzh.com>
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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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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