Re: [Ntp] draft-ietf-ntp-roughtime-05: GREASE-type tags?

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com> Tue, 21 September 2021 04:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ntp] draft-ietf-ntp-roughtime-05: GREASE-type tags?
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On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 9:09 PM JP Sugarbroad <taralx@gmail.com> wrote:
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> I notice there is a requirement to ignore unknown tags. However, with the existence of a defined padding tag, I worry that implementations will not necessarily abide by this requirement, making future extensions difficult to deploy.
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> Perhaps a GREASE-type tag space would be beneficial?

This is a good idea that we dropped from the original description. We
shall add it back in.

Sincerely,
Watson
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