Re: [Idr] [GROW] Question about BGP Large Communities

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Wed, 05 February 2020 10:46 UTC

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> To the topic of using Large Communities - I do recommend whichever encoding
> is chosen to always be able to insert and carry originator's ASN. All zeros
> are meaningless read: anonymous.

one can no longer assume all actors have good intent.

communities are arbitrary graffiti whose beauty lies in the eyes of the
beholder.  one can not assume rigor.

randy