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An Autonomous System Number (ASN) is

[a] unique 16 bit number assigned by the InterNIC that refers to a particular collection of networks under a common administration and sharing a common routing strategy.[1]
identifies the autonomous systemnetworks using the same, specified routing policy — and enables the autonomous system to exchange information with other autonomous systems.[2]

Overview Edit

Autonomous System Numbers are used by various routing protocols. AS numbers are assigned to the Regional Internet Registries by the IANA.

References Edit

  1. DR3300-1-I, at 10.
  2. Privacy Impact Assessment EINSTEIN Program: Collecting, Analyzing, and Sharing Computer Security Information Across the Federal Civilian Government, at 7.

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