Re: [radext] Update RFC 6929 in draft-ietf-radext-radius-fragmentation

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 20 March 2014 14:22 UTC

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Subject: Re: [radext] Update RFC 6929 in draft-ietf-radext-radius-fragmentation
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Alan DeKok <aland@deployingradius.com> wrote:
    >> While it is true that an implementer of 6929 does not need to see this
    >> document, it is also true that this document is effectively allocating
    >>a
    >> bit from a structure that is in that document.  If this document does
    >> not update 6929, then it is possible that the next document to update

It's not just the document/WG, it is also users of the protocol who think
that they are in a walled garden, and can abuse reserved fields.

    >> that structure will fail to notice this and allocate the same bit for a
    >> different purpose.

    > I hope we're all smart enough to remember that the bit is allocated.
    > If we're not... the WG should be shut down.

The WG will be shutdown at some point, so:

    >> I believe that this update relationship needs to be retained.

    > It may be useful, but IETF process may forbid it.

An Experimental document can allocate bits from a standard... on an
experimental basis.  ECN bits were done that way.

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