Re: [Idr] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8092 (4962)

"Alvaro Retana (aretana)" <> Thu, 09 March 2017 22:02 UTC

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From: "Alvaro Retana (aretana)" <>
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[Took the RFC Editor off.]



I think this repot is correct, trivial, but correct.

The name of the code assigned by IANA is in fact singular (LARGE_COMMUNITY), but the error below is the name of the attribute (not the code point) in the document.  

Note that the attribute is named “BGP Large Communities Attribute” in Section 3 (not “BGP Large Community attribute”).  In fact, the phrase “BGP Large Communities Attribute” is used throughout the text (13 times!), except for the instance below (and a 2 more in Section 7).

So…I’ll mark this report as “Hold for Document Update”, which means that if this RFC is ever updated it should correct the name of the attribute.



On 3/9/17, 12:03 PM, "Job Snijders" <> wrote:

On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 07:21:56AM -0800, RFC Errata System wrote:
>The following errata report has been submitted for RFC8092, "BGP Large
>Communities Attribute".
>You may review the report below and at:
>Type: Editorial
>Section: 3
>Original Text
>    Duplicate BGP Large Community values MUST NOT be transmitted. A
>    receiving speaker MUST silently remove redundant BGP Large
>    Community values from a BGP Large Community attribute.
>Corrected Text
>    Duplicate BGP Large Community values MUST NOT be transmitted. A
>    receiving speaker MUST silently remove redundant BGP Large
>    Community values from a BGP Large Communities attribute.

I suggest to reject this errata. The name of the BGP Path Attribute is
singular, namely "LARGE_COMMUNITY" (see IANA's "Border Gateway Protocol
(BGP) Parameters" registry for "BGP Path Attributes")