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

Brian Dickson <brian.peter.dickson@gmail.com> Fri, 28 October 2016 17:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Idr] Squatters (Was: BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on..)
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On Oct 28, 2016, at 9:54 AM, heasley <heas@shrubbery.net>; wrote:

>>>> What's the benefit of that? Why make these codepoints unusable forever?
>>> 
>>> Yes, make sure that they are not uselessly carried on the DFZ.
>>> I can see the argument for ‘doing nothing’ tho.
> 
> how would you, or how long would it take to, un-deprecate these attributes
> if vendors were to hard-code filtering of them?

In the case of "deprecated->testing", the hard-coded filtering would still be desirable.

I.e. there are other kinds of un-deprecation than "available for new allocation".

Brian