Magnus Westerlund's No Objection on draft-ietf-rtgwg-enterprise-pa-multihoming-08: (with COMMENT)

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Magnus Westerlund has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-rtgwg-enterprise-pa-multihoming-08: No Objection

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Regarding Section 7.3 and Section 1 paragraph:

   It may be desirable for an enterprise site to connect to multiple
   ISPs using provider-assigned (PA) addresses, instead of PI addresses.
   Multihoming with provider-assigned addresses is typically less
   expensive for the enterprise relative to using provider-independent
   addresses.  PA multihoming is also a practice that should be
   facilitated and encouraged because it does not add to the size of the
   Internet routing table, whereas PI multihoming does.  Note that PA is
   also used to mean "provider-aggregatable".  In this document we
   assume that provider-assigned addresses are always provider-

A possible addition here either in the above paragraph or at least in Section
7.3 that deploying enterprise PA based multi-homing solution actually benefits
the usage of multi-path protocols as this ensures that the MP capable transport
protocol get a well defined handle to something that likely lead to path
diversity. So from my perspective, a working well enough PA based multi-homing
solution benefits the deployment of multi-path protocols which in its turn
makes the PA based multi-homing work even better than NATed or PI based ones.