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[AfriNIC-rpd] AfriNIC to assign AS Numbers from a common 32-bit pool.
Ernest - (AfriNIC)
ernest at afrinic.net
Mon Dec 20 11:16:42 UTC 2010
According to the "IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to the
Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)" -
http://www.afrinic.net/docs/policies/AFPUB-2008-ASN-001.htm , IANA
will cease to make any distinction between 16 and 32-bit only
ASN blocks on 31 December 2010 when making allocations to RIRs.
After this date, the RIRs will assign AS Numbers from an
undifferentiated 32-bit ASN allocation pool.
Consequently, for any entity requesting an ASN, AfriNIC will cease
to present the ability to opt for a 16- or 32-bit ASN, and will
start issuing ASNs from a common 32-bit pool.
We therefore urge all IP network operators to ensure that their
routing infrastructure is 32-bit ASN compatible.
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