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Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers (RFC5396)

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Original Publication Date: 2008-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Dec-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 5K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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G. Huston: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A textual representation for Autonomous System (AS) numbers is defined as the decimal value of the AS number. This textual representation is to be used by all documents, systems, and user interfaces referring to AS numbers.

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Network Working Group                                          G. Huston Request for Comments: 5396                                 G. Michaelson Category: Standards Track                                          APNIC                                                            December 2008

         Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers

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   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the    Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for    improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet    Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state    and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Abstract

   A textual representation for Autonomous System (AS) numbers is    defined as the decimal value of the AS number.  This textual    representation is to be used by all documents, systems, and user    interfaces referring to AS numbers.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    2.  Taxonomy of Representation Formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    3.  Representation of AS Number Values  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

 Huston & Michaelson         Standards Track                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5396                      ASN Notation                 December 2008

 1.  Introduction

   A textual representation for Autonomous System (AS) numbers is    defined as the decimal value of the AS number.  This textual    representation is to be used by all documents, systems, and user    interfaces referring to AS numbers.

   This document notes a number of potential representation formats and    proposes the adoption of a decimal value notation for AS numbers, or    "asplain" according to the representation taxonomy described here.

2.  Taxonomy of Rep...