Re: [netmod] 6991bis: address-with-prefix-length

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Mon, 01 April 2019 16:13 UTC

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From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] 6991bis: address-with-prefix-length
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This is the right time for this and I would call these
ip-address-prefix, ipv4-address-prefix and ipv6-address
prefix.

/js

On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 04:38:34PM +0200, Kristian Larsson wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> seeing that 6991 is up for a refresh I wonder if this would be the time to
> suggest the addition of a type for address-and-prefix-length, for example
> like 192.0.2.1/24?
> 
> I find that it's the most natural way express the address and prefix-length
> to configure on an interface or for some other use. We currently have an
> ip-prefix type which allows CIDR style prefixes but since all bits to the
> right of the mask is to be 0 it is only possible to use for describing the
> IP prefix / network address itself - not the address of a host in that
> network.
> 
> I actually wish the interface-ip modules would have used a combined leaf for
> these settings rather than the dual-leaf approach it currently has, but I
> suppose that ship has sailed :/
> 
> Regardless, can we add such a type? Is this the document and time to do it?
> :)
> 
> Kind regard,
>    Kristian.
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