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Re: OpenBGPD: filter bogus AS...



On Sunday, July 17, 2005, 17:40:27, Claudio Jeker wrote:
>  ...  It is important that RIPE and the others are picky about giving
> out AS numbers because these will run out soon (64512 is the max and
> soon 40000 AS nums will be given away). Switching from a 16bit number
> to something else is a tough job -- hopefully they don't mess it up as
> with IPv6.

There is some activity towards extending BGP to carry a four-octet
Autonomous System number.

BGP support for four-octet AS number space
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-idr-as4bytes-10.txt

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