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)

Julian Seifert <js@dacor.de> Tue, 18 October 2016 16:01 UTC

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From: Julian Seifert <js@dacor.de>
To: Kristian Larsson <kll@dev.terastrm.net>, Michael H Lambert <lambert@psc.edu>, IETF IDR WG <idr@ietf.org>
Thread-Topic: [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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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, 

Kristian Larsson <kll@dev.terastrm.net>; wrote: 
> I think the issue is that we might have a lot of Huawei routers deployed
> on the Internet with this code so in practical terms it's probably 12-18
> months away to have all of them upgraded to a version where they will
> not drop prefixes with large BGP communities.

I think 12-18 months is even too short of an estiomate - it's hard to make any predictions about that
but it might take a significant longer time until that happens.
So I see no other feasable way than to allocate/request another 
numeric attribute and continue from there.

(While simultaneously the vendor in question should be pushed to 
fix his implementation anyway)

kind regards,

 Julian