Re: Constraining transport parameter allocations

Martin Duke <martin.h.duke@gmail.com> Tue, 04 May 2021 16:04 UTC

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From: Martin Duke <martin.h.duke@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 09:03:50 -0700
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Subject: Re: Constraining transport parameter allocations
To: Martin Thomson <mt@lowentropy.net>
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I am filling in as Responsible AD as Zahed is on medical leave. I have no
objection if the community believes this is valuable and carries no
significant risks.

On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 5:55 PM Martin Thomson <mt@lowentropy.net> wrote:

> Most of our registries reserve the short varint values (0x00-0x3f) for
> RFCs.  We didn't do that for transport parameters.
>
> Is there any reason why we should not ask IANA to change this?  The RFC
> editor noted the discrepancy and I can't say that it was deliberate.
>
> It is probably an accident.  Remember that we only changed the format of
> transport parameters fairly late in the process and so we probably missed
> this when that happened.
>
> I would like to ask IANA to tweak the registry policies here, but that
> means we need to be careful.  Minimally, that means AD approval (Hi Zahed).
>
> See https://github.com/quicwg/base-drafts/issues/4880 for an issue.
>
>
> https://github.com/quicwg/base-drafts/pull/4887/commits/7e4f0f1ee11db09d7bda5617de51ec06f1b34d24
> does this (it's attached to
> https://github.com/quicwg/base-drafts/pull/4887 but that pulls in other
> changes).
>
>