Re: [Idr] AD Review of draft-ietf-idr-large-community-09

heasley <heas@shrubbery.net> Fri, 02 December 2016 19:30 UTC

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 05:43:32PM +0000, Alvaro Retana (aretana):
> On 12/2/16, 12:17 PM, "heasley" <heas@shrubbery.net>; wrote:
> > Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 04:04:22AM +0000, Alvaro Retana (aretana):
> 
> > > C3. In Section 6: s/Global Administrator field MAY contain any value/Global Administrator
> 
> > > field may contain any value     That “MAY” is not normative, it is just expressing a fact.
> 
> > The intent was to indicate to implementers that the field may be of any
> 
> > value and therefore should not be constrained.  Is it not then normative?
> 
> > or should that be expressed in another manner?
> 
> In Section 2, where the Large Community is defined, it already says this: “The Global Administrator field…SHOULD be an Autonomous System Number (ASN).”  The “SHOULD” leaves the door open for it to be anything.
> 
> The text above, which comes later, is just repeating the fact already covered in Section 2.

ok.  I'd still leave it as it was, but whatever.