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 15:25 UTC

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Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:24:34 -0500
From: Job Snijders <job@instituut.net>
To: Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org>
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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 11:19:22AM -0400, Jeffrey Haas wrote:
> If 129 is not otherwise contended for, it may be reasonable to simply
> request early allocation for the wide communities code point.

and in doing so encourage early self-allocation? :)

At this point it is not even clear what exactly has been implemented,
the wide communities effort might suffer from an incompatible deployment
in the wild. I'd steer clear from this.

Kind regards,

Job