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)

Sander Steffann <sander@steffann.nl> Thu, 27 October 2016 09:20 UTC

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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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Hi,

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.

Cheers,
Sander