### to "North American Network Operator's Group Mailing List"
### <nanog@Merit.Net> concerning "RS transparency survey":
Some of you may have noticed that the RSes have stopped injecting their ASN
into the ASPath expression. This was a feature I have just recently turned
on to meet the original design goals of the project. As per specification,
the RSes were to be transparent in its operation.
I realise I may have erred by doing this without asking the community first.
Therefore, I would like to take a poll as to what everyone prefers. I can
turn the ASN injection back on in a peer-by-peer basis if necessary. I
sincerely apologise if this has caused any confusions and/or problems.
I will be rolling back transparency status of the RS to all peers with
exception of those who have responded saying they like not seeing the RS's
AS in the ASPath. I will turn on transparency in the future for anyone who
wishes it. Simply send me a request.
Additionally, I've updated the peering request template
(http://www.ra.net/.peering.template.html) allowing you to
specify whether or not you wish to have the RS peer transparently.