Re: [radext] NAI draft: consensus on the name "Network" Access Identifier?

Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com> Sat, 02 August 2014 13:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: [radext] NAI draft: consensus on the name "Network" Access Identifier?
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Do not change the term.

> On Aug 1, 2014, at 1:30, "Stefan Winter" <stefan.winter@restena.lu> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> due to my remote-only presence in the IETF90 meeting, one little point
> to discuss fell in the cracks; I'd like to ask now on the list for
> opinions because this is the only thing holding back the PROTO write-up
> of the NAI draft.
> 
> In TRAC issue 176 ( http://tools.ietf.org/wg/radext/trac/ticket/176 ) I
> raised the point that the document is currently inconsistent in its use
> of the term NAI: some parts stress that the identifier is useful in a
> generic context, beyond network access, while other parts define it to
> be strictly in a network context.
> 
> The inconsistency really should be fixed; the question is in what way:
> either the object itself could be renamed to reflect the wider focus; or
> the name "Network Access Identifier" could stay, explaining that it's
> historically grown and does not intend to limit its use to network
> access despite the name.
> 
> A few people have already voiced their opinion and an emerging consensus
> seems to be that Network Access Identifier is a too well-known term to
> change.
> 
> I'd like to confirm consensus on the list that this is the way to go.
> Please let the list know if you disagree with that course of action by
> 15 Aug 2014.
> 
> Greetings,
> 
> Stefan Winter
> 
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