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

heasley <heas@shrubbery.net> Tue, 18 October 2016 19:08 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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Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 05:51:34PM -0400, Jeffrey Haas:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 04:27:31PM -0400, Susan Hares wrote:
> > This begins a 2 week WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt.  (10/17
> > to 10/31).   Please comment if draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt  is
> > ready for publication.   
> 
> As of version -03, I think the document is clear and largely ready to ship.
> 
> My one remaining concern is the reserved communities in section 5.  Given
> the remaining text in the document saying "you MUST let people put whatever
> they want in here", the reservation seems superfluous.
> 
> I'd suggest outright removing the reservations.  Failing that, they need to
> be better justified.

Part of the idea behind reserving 65535:*:* was to reserve a space that
could later be used for well-knowns, if that was desired - but to not
spend time now arguing about details of what well-knowns are necessary.

0:*:* and 4294967295:*:* mimics rfc1997 and the reserved ASNs.