Re: [mpls] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-relay-reply-10: (with COMMENT)

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Subject: Re: [mpls] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on draft-ietf-mpls-lsp-ping-relay-reply-10: (with COMMENT)
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On 9/30/15, 10:46 AM, "Lizhong Jin" <<>> wrote:



2. Section 4.1. (Sending an Echo Request) says that the "Relay Node
Address Stack TLV MUST be carried in the Echo Request message if the
relay functionality is required”.  How does the initiator know that it
needs the functionality?
[Lizhong] This depends on the implementation. One way is the operator
will explicitly add an option to the ping command, e.g., ping mpls -r x.x.x.x,
where option "-r" refers to ping with relay reply.

3. Section 4.2. (Receiving an Echo Request) "A second or more address
entries MAY also be added if necessary, depending on implementation.”
Isn’t this document defining how the implementation should work?  What
are the cases where these additional entries may be added?
[Lizhong] we do not make any restriction that only one address entry is allowed
since the designed mechanism would work with multiple address entries. We
use word "MAY" to describe this. One possible case to use more address
entries is to provide more reliability, where one address becoming unreachable
could be replaced with the other one.

In both cases a little clarification in the text would be nice.