[Idr] Warren Kumari's Discuss on draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-11: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Warren Kumari via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> Tue, 20 April 2021 22:32 UTC

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Subject: [Idr] Warren Kumari's Discuss on draft-ietf-idr-ext-opt-param-11: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)
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DISCUSS:
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This should be a trivial to clear DISCUSS.
This text terrifies me:
"It is not considered a fatal error to receive an OPEN message whose
(non-extended) Optional Parameters Length value is not 255, and whose first
Optional Parameter type code is 255 -- in this case the encoding of this
specification MUST be used for decoding the message. A warning MAY be logged."
It smacks of trying to be too clever, and that the correct response (IMO) when
trying to set up a session with something obviously broken is to abort and
throw an error.

However, I'm sure that there was some discussion, and that the WG decided that
this was a good idea; unfortunately I was unable to find anything discussion on
this, so all I'm asking for is some reassurance that this was discussed and
that this behavior was chosen as a good idea...


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COMMENT:
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Thank you for this document. It is clear, and solves a real problem.

Also, thanks to Al Morton for his OpsDir review - as always, it is much appreciated.