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

Job Snijders <job@ntt.net> Thu, 27 October 2016 09:54 UTC

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:54:04 +0200
From: Job Snijders <job@ntt.net>
To: Sander Steffann <sander@steffann.nl>
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Subject: Re: [Idr] Squatters (Was: BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on..)
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 11:20:38AM +0200, Sander Steffann wrote:
> Op 26 okt. 2016, om 19:32 heeft marco@lamehost.it het volgende geschreven:
> > October 26, 2016 6:57 PM, "heasley" <heas@shrubbery.net>; wrote:
> >> Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:43:23AM -0700, Brian Dickson:
> >> 
> >>> Rather than deprecate the two sequential values, why not reserve a
> >>> small range which includes those values, for non-permanent
> >>> reservations for vendor development use? Say 30-35 inclusive?
> >> 
> >> isnt this bgp path attribute 255?
> > 
> > I was suggesting the same thing out-of-list today.
> > We should really assign ~5 values to experimental/development puroposes
> 
> I think this would be useful both to allow for larger-scale testing of
> new attributes, and for vendors to be more easily be able to test
> multiple new attributes in-house.

The problem here is that people are not abiding the rules, and offering
more codepoints will only work if people abide those rules. I have no
confidence that more dev codepoints resolve the issue.

Kind regards,

Job