prop-061: 32-bit ASNs for documentation purposes

Proposal textText
SynopsisThis document discusses the requirement to reserve 32-bit ASNs for the sole purpose of assisting the creation of Internet related documentation.
Current statusPublished as an RFC.
AuthorsPhilip Smith, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Tomoya Yoshida
Relevant forumPolicy SIG
Most recent versionprop-061-v002
Previous versionsprop-061-v001
Status at other RIRsN/A

Proposal history



22 July 2008Submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
28 August 2008

Reached consensus at the Policy SIG at APNIC 26 in Christchurch, New Zealand with the following amendment:

  • APNIC to assign a small number of AS numbers from both the 16-bit and 32-bit AS number pools for documentation purposes
29 August 2008Version 2, containing the consensus elements of the proposal from the discussions at the APNIC 26 Policy SIG, submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list.
29 August – 24 October 2008

Eight-week call for final comments.

3 October 2008

Submitted as an IETF Internet Draft:

27 October 2008

Policy SIG Chair formally announce that the Chairs will take no further action on the proposal, pending the publication of an RFC regarding a documentation block of AS numbers.

11 December 2008

Published as an informational RFC:

  • RFC 5398 – Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for Documentation Use