[dns-operations] RFC 6382: Unique Per-Node Origin ASNs for Globally Anycasted Services

Joao Damas joao at bondis.org
Tue Oct 25 09:37:48 UTC 2011

On 25 Oct 2011, at 11:04, Danny McPherson wrote:

> On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:45 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>> Relevant for the DNS, since the biggest user of the anycast is
>> probably the DNS. Today, the anycast operators have different BGP
>> practices. Is it a good idea to have one different AS per site? The
>> RFC says so:
>> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6382.txt
>> See also, for a counter-point :
>> https://www.isc.org/community/blog/201109/origin-asn-anycasted-services
>> Interesting for debugging anycast, anyway.
> For the record, this RFC publication was essentially done (i.e., completed 
> AUTH-48) at the time the ISC blog post appeared and it was discussed point 
> by point on the mailing list (and in a subsequent NANOG thread on operational 
> issues just days later).  The _authors asked the RFC Editor to hold publication 
> and discussed all of your comments with the IESG and OPS ADs, and after they 
> considered, they asked that the hold be removed and the document published as 
> is.  
> It should be clear that this publication in no way precludes alternatives, 
> assuming the WG/community finds merit in them.

true, in which case the B in BCP is not necessarily so and this would have been better addressed as a white paper from the operators

> For more information on the discussion regarding the ISC blog post within 
> GROW and a related NANOG thread see these threads:
> <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/grow/current/msg02044.html>
> and
> <http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2011-October/040737.html>
> -danny
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