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

Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org> Mon, 07 November 2016 15:18 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 02:56:24PM -0800, Brian Dickson wrote:
> The following is my opinion, but I am confident that most operators concur with it:
> 
> Large is not a "new" attribute per se.
> Large is providing parity for RFC1997, for use with 32-bit ASNs.
> 
> For that reason alone, the only sane implementation approach is "off by default", so as to be consistent with the default for 1997.

If that's what your vendor does with its 1997 implementation, being
consistent is reasonable.

That's not what our implementation will do, for the same reason.

-- Jeff