RE: [spring] Request to close the LC and move forward//RE: WGLC - draft-ietf-spring-srv6-network-programming

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Subject: RE: [spring] Request to close the LC and move forward//RE: WGLC - draft-ietf-spring-srv6-network-programming
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> From: Fernando Gont [] 
> Bruno,
> On 27/2/20 05:41, wrote:
> > Fernando,
> > 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: ipv6 [] On Behalf Of Fernando Gont
> >> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:45 AM
> >>
> >> Hello, Eric,
> >>
> >> On 26/2/20 20:18, Eric Vyncke (evyncke) wrote:
> >>> Writing this without any hat,
> >>>
> >>> Please note that on the logical side, it still have to be "proven" that this idea is strictly forbidden by RFC 8200.
> >>
> >> Here's the proof part:
> >>
> >> 1) Isn't IPv6 end to end?
> >>
> >> 2) How do core components of IPv6, such as AH and PMTUD work in the
> >> present of intermediate nodes that can add and/or remove arbitrary
> >> extension headers?
> >>
> >> It should be clear from the above that EH insertion/deletion is forbidden.
> > 
> > This draft does not propose that intermediate node add extension header.
> >   - If this is not clear to you, please read the draft.
> What is this:????

This is _removal_ not _addition_.
> 4.16.1.  PSP: Penultimate Segment Pop of the SRH
    > The SRH processing of the End, End.X and End.T behaviors are
    > modified: after the instruction "S14.  Update IPv6 DA with Segment
    > List[Segments Left]" is executed, the following instructions must be
    > executed as well:
>   S14.1.   If (Segments Left == 0) {
  > S14.2.      Update the Next Header field in the preceding header to the
                 > Next Header value of the SRH
  > S14.3.      Decrease the IPv6 header Payload Length by the Hdr Ext Len
                 > value of the SRH
  > S14.4.      Remove the SRH from the IPv6 extension header chain
  > S14.5.   }
> Isn't this having the penultimate segment fo a packet removing an 
> extension header for a packet whose Destination Address is not even it's 
> own?

 So you seem to agree that this is _removal_ not _addition_
The Destination Address is its own. This is even your summary in your below sentence "the router was the DA of the packet"
> Doesn't this read a bit as "the router was the DA of the packet, after 
> you change the DA to that of the next waypoint, if you realize Segments 
> Left == 0, remove the SRH"?
> (which does not even comply with the now infamous "interpretation" of 
> RFC8200 that if you are the DA, you can add/remove EHs.

It's clear that there are different interpretations of RFC 8200. I really wish there were not. One option is to ask the IESG to review that point and make the call. 
> >   - If it's clear, please let's stick to technical comment on _this_ draft. Bringing irrelevant points to the discussion is really not helping (both the discussion  and the argument).
> > 
> > This draft does not propose that intermediate node add/or remove arbitrary  extension header.
> > 
> > This draft, and more specifically the PSP flavor [1], is about removing the SRH header by an SR EndPoint.
> Seriously?

? Please be more specific.

I thought that:
a) this email thread is about PSP
b) in the draft, PSP is about removing the SRH header by an SR End Point

Please clarify on which point we are not in sync

> > - with regards to PMTUD, can you clarify how reducing the size of the packet break PMTUD? And if there is an impact, let's remember that this is the source of the packet which instruct the SR EndPoint to remove the SRH.

I note that you do not clarify that point.

> > - with regards to AH, the SRH specification explicitly states that the use of SRH with AH by an SR source node is _not_ defined [2]. 
> Do you understand that AH should be usable for all IPv6 traffic?

My sentence was purposely written as a quote of

"   The use of SRH with AH by an SR source node, and processing at a SR
   segment endpoint node is not defined in this document.  Future
   documents may define use of SRH with AH and its processing."

That draft, hence above text, has been approved by the 6MAN WG and the IESG.
It you have an issue with it, please raise it on the 6MAN WG in a relevant thread.

As of today, we are discussing draft-ietf-spring-srv6-network-programming

> [....]
> >> (that's what Errata's are for, after all... and it should be clear that
> >> the EH processing part, overall, needs improvements).
> > 
> > Again, thank you for that, I believe this is useful.
> > But while this errata is not reviewed and accepted, RFC 8200 stands as is.
> The errata is a clarification, not a change.

That is the claim of the author of the errata.
My understanding of the errata process is that point remains to be decided:

" Status: Reported"

" Reported 	The erratum has been reported but is unverified."


> Of course RFC8200 stands: 
> EHs are not deleted or added en route to destination.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Fernando Gont
> SI6 Networks
> e-mail:
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