The question is why there should be moratorium on returned ASNs. I can
think of one reason that could be of dis-service to a new assignee, but
all we have so far is handwaving from the proponents.
a thought experiment.
John is properly assigned AS 701
John uses AS 701 for a number of years, then his project is
canceled and he decides to return it.
John properly returns AS 701 to his RIR via the automated processes.
The RIR notes the availability of this AS and in 15ms, reassigns it
to, say VZB.
VZB automated systems notice and promptly announce VZB prefixes from
Is the 15ms moritorium excessive?
Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or otherwise).
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