[babel] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on draft-ietf-babel-information-model-11: (with COMMENT)

Alvaro Retana via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> Tue, 03 November 2020 21:41 UTC

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Subject: [babel] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on draft-ietf-babel-information-model-11: (with COMMENT)
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Alvaro Retana has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-babel-information-model-11: No Objection

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I want to revisit the question about including support for source-specific
routing in the Information model.

This topic came up already, but the discussion focused only on whether
source-specific routing needed to be enabled or not, with one implementor
mentioning that their implementation required it [1].

In addition to enabling the functionality, and because "most of the
information model is focused on reporting Babel protocol operational state"
(§1), I am interested in the reporting side.  It seems to me that the
incremental cost to add this support is trivial (as described in
§3/draft-ietf-babel-source-specific: "Data Structures").

Why is source-specific routing not supported?  I find it to be a significant
omission, especially considering that the source-specific routing spec is in
IESG Evaluation at the same time.

[1] https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/babel/F7tlCQk8IeTaHN_rKHbsoKF3urE/