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

"Jakob Heitz (jheitz)" <jheitz@cisco.com> Thu, 09 March 2017 20:20 UTC

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From: "Jakob Heitz (jheitz)" <jheitz@cisco.com>
To: Job Snijders <job@ntt.net>, RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, "idr@ietf.org" <idr@ietf.org>, "nmalykh@gmail.com" <nmalykh@gmail.com>
Thread-Topic: [Idr] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8092 (4962)
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Subject: Re: [Idr] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8092 (4962)
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I agree.

Thanks,
Jakob.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Idr [mailto:idr-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Job Snijders
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:04 AM
> To: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>; idr@ietf.org; nmalykh@gmail.com
> Cc: draft-ietf-idr-large-community@ietf.org; shares@ndzh.com
> Subject: Re: [Idr] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8092 (4962)
> 
> 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:
> > http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=8092&eid=4962
> >
> > --------------------------------------
> > 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")
> 
> There somewhat is a lack of semantic precision on when to use
> "community" and when to use "communities", but there is no other
> commonly accepted jargon for what we're talking about in IETF creole
> language. In this sense RFC 8092 was aligned with RFC 1997. Sorry for
> the confusion, but we didn't see a way around it.
> 
> If you are an implementer, feel free to reach out to me off list, I'd be
> happy to help clarify, confirm your understanding of the specification
> and perhaps help with interop testing.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Job
> 
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