Errata #5933 for RFC8200

Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> Thu, 27 February 2020 20:07 UTC

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To: Suresh Krishnan <suresh.krishnan@gmail.com>
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From: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
Subject: Errata #5933 for RFC8200
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Suresh,

Two months ago I filled an errata on RFC8200 regarding the processing of 
IPv6 extension headers. The errata is available here: 
https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5933

While I believe that folks with a knowledge of Internet Protocols would 
be able to interpret what is in RFC8200, given recent discussions on the 
topic, and upon a re-read of the text, I believe a clarification is 
warranted, such that we allow all sorts of curious interpretations of 
the text.

I send a heads-up on the 6man mailing list 
(https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/ipv6/6MPs25WvSMD6vVT0ekaMYjAwM6c/), 
and the proposed text received the review of at least Brian Carpenter, 
Ron Bonica, and Mark Smith. Their reviews are available on such thread.

In the light that some folks seem to be pretending to leverage "the lack 
of clarify" in RFC8200 (an Internet Standard) to violate it, I'd 
appreciate that the reported errata be processed.

Processing the aforementioned errata is key to many of the discussions 
this and other WGs are having.

Thanks,
-- 
Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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