Re: [sidr] Suresh Krishnan's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidr-rpki-rtr-rfc6810-bis-08: (with COMMENT)

Rob Austein <sra@hactrn.net> Wed, 15 February 2017 03:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: [sidr] Suresh Krishnan's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidr-rpki-rtr-rfc6810-bis-08: (with COMMENT)
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At Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:34:04 -0800, Suresh Krishnan wrote:
> 
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> COMMENT:
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> 
> I have read through the document and I still was unable to figure out
> what the Max Len field for the IPvX PDUs is being used for. It is defined
> as 
> 
> Max Length:  An 8-bit unsigned integer denoting the longest prefix
> allowed by the Prefix element.
> 
> but I was not able to find any processing rules for this. i.e. what it is
> actually used for. An example would greatly help.

Verbatim copy of the maxLength field from RFC 6482, q.v.
Unchanged from RFC 6810, use explained (tersely) in RFC 6811.

Perhaps references to RFC 6482 and 6811 would be appropriate?