Re: [Diffserv] FlowId and FlowIdOrAny

Dan Grossman <dan@dma.isg.mot.com> Tue, 21 January 2003 16:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Diffserv] FlowId and FlowIdOrAny
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Um... since you're bringing the Diffserv folks into the middle of the conversation, would
it be possible to clue us in as to what we're talking about?
Thanks.

Juergen Schoenwaelder wrote:

> I changed the subject line and fixed the proposed TC. So here is where
> I think we are. I have also reduced the CC list and I have added the
> diffserv mailing list since diffserv folks should be in the loop I
> think.
>
>   FlowId TECTUAL-CONVENTION
>       DISPLAY-HINT "d"
>       STATUS       current
>       DESCRIPTION
>         "The flow identifier in an IPv6 header that may be used to
>          discriminate traffic flows."
>       REFERENCE
>         "RFC 2460"
>       SYNTAX       Integer32 (0..1048575)
>
>   FlowIdOrAny TECTUAL-CONVENTION
>       DISPLAY-HINT "d"
>       STATUS       current
>       DESCRIPTION
>         "The flow identifier in an IPv6 header that may be used to
>          discriminate traffic flows. The value of -1 is used to
>          indicate a wildcard, i.e. any value."
>       REFERENCE
>         "RFC 2460"
>       SYNTAX       Integer32 (-1 | 0..1048575)
>
> Open issues:
>
> - Is the flow identifier the same as the flow label? I guess so. If
>   this is true, then we should probably use the TC names FlowLabel
>   and FlowLableOrAny and also change the wordings in the description
>   clause.
>
> - The name of the MIB modules which will contain these definitions.
>
> - Since Fred kind of said that the diffServMultiFieldClfrFlowId
>   object should have had a wildcard, can we agree that this is
>   actually a bug in RFC 3289 which will be fixed by using FlowIdOrAny
>   in the next revision of the DIFFSERV-MIB?
>
> /js
>
> --
> Juergen Schoenwaelder    <http://www.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de/schoenw/>
>
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