Re: [Idr] Vendor Defaults (was Re: Review of draft-ietf-large-community-06.txt)

Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org> Sun, 06 November 2016 19:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Idr] Vendor Defaults (was Re: Review of draft-ietf-large-community-06.txt)
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On Sun, Nov 06, 2016 at 05:43:42AM +0000, Jakob Heitz (jheitz) wrote:
> Unfortunately, it was too late to change the default in IOS. If IOS
> changes that default, it would break many existing deployments.

This is a point I'm also strongly sympathetic to.  Changing the core
defaults is simply Not Done.  

Supporting such default changes will likely have to be done via a new knob
that imposes a new set of defaults.  Admittedly, not fully "default" since
you have to configure something, but at least something that changes
expectations.

-- Jeff