Re: [babel] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-babel-source-specific-07: (with COMMENT)

Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@irif.fr> Sat, 31 October 2020 14:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [babel] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-babel-source-specific-07: (with COMMENT)
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Thanks, Benjamin.  I agree with almost all of your comments, I'll try to
do an update in the second half of next week and come back to you.

>    A simple yet sufficient condition for avoiding starvation is to build
>    a connected source-specific backbone that includes all of the edge
>    routers, [...]

> I'm not sure I understand what "connected backbone that includes all of
> the edge routers" is intended to mean.  If the edge routers are to be
> included in the connected backbone (i.e., to implement source-specific),
> then wouldn't that make the connected backbone basically all routers?
> Or is the intent that any given edge router has a link to a router in
> the backbone?  Or something else?

Thanks, that's very helpful.  By listing some possible misinterpretations,
you've given me exactly the guidance I need in order to clarify this section.

-- Juliusz