Re: [netmod] rfc6991bis: loopback addresses

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Mon, 20 July 2020 08:56 UTC

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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:56:02 +0200
From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] rfc6991bis: loopback addresses
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Adding documentation addresses as a _type_??

/js

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 08:46:37AM +0000, tom petch wrote:
> I am not a fan of loopback seeing it as the implementation choice of one manufacturer.  On the other hand, the IETF has defined documentation addresses which many if not most writers of examples for YANG modules seem unaware of so if we add anything, I would add those.
> 
> Tom Petch
> 
> From: netmod <netmod-bounces@ietf.org> on behalf of Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
> Sent: 17 July 2020 20:25
> 
>   - There was a request to add types for loopback addresses
>     (127.0.0.0/8 and ::1/128).
> 
>   - This is related to an effort to define a YANG module for MPLS LSP
>     Ping (RFC 8029) but the details are unclear, i.e., what is exactly
>     needed and how such a type will be used and whether there is a
>     common need for types for loopback addresses.
> 
>   - Proposal: do not add such types at this point in time
> 
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