Re: [Idr] WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt (10/17/2016 to 10/31/2016)

Nick Hilliard <nick@foobar.org> Tue, 25 October 2016 11:10 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Idr] WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt (10/17/2016 to 10/31/2016)
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Brian Dickson wrote:
> I agree with the consensus sentiment, and only have suggestions for
> making that sentiment clearer.
> 
> I think some recent discussion here has helped identify the corner 
> cases/nuances, which I think can inform that wording.
> 
> Here's a first cut at a suggested changes, and rationale:
> 
> [Replace all instances of "Global Administrator" with "Global 
> Administrator ASN" and/or GA_ASN.]
> 
> "Global Administrator ASN: a four-octet namespace identifier.  The 
> namespace is under exclusive control of the Global Administrator of
> the ASN. There is no requirement that this namespace be used only
> within this ASN."

The sentiment in your suggestion is to harden the association between
the term "Global Administrator" and "ASN".  This isn't making things
clearer: it's proposing to change the meaning of what's currently in the
draft, in a direction which has already been discussed.

Nick