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

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Subject: Re: [Idr] Squatters (Was: BGP Attribute for Large communities (Attribute 30) was squatted on..)
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October 28, 2016 4:25 PM, "Job Snijders" <job@instituut.net>; wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:04:12PM -0700, Brian Dickson wrote:
> 
>>>> 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.
>> 
>> The counter argument is very simple: If we don't offer more code
>> points, they *definitely* won't use them (and thus abide by the
>> rules).
> 
> On the other hand, they weren't using today's 255 codepoint either.
> 

Again: you can't be sure!