Re: [Teas] Moving forward with draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-slices

Adrian Farrel <> Wed, 05 May 2021 11:05 UTC

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We currently have (in section 5.1, which may be a bit late in the document)

   Customer:  A customer is the requester of an IETF Network Slice.
      Customers may request monitoring of SLOs.  A customer may manage
      the IETF Network Slice service directly by interfacing with the
      IETF NSC or indirectly through an orchestrator.

We could add "A customer may be an entity such as an enterprise network or a
network operator, an individual working at such an entity, a private
individual contracting for a service, or an application or software


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Sent: 05 May 2021 11:58
To:; 'Loa Andersson' <>;
Subject: RE: [Teas] Moving forward with draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-slices

Hi all, 

> Anyone else got anything to say on the topic?

I would simply use "customer" and make sure the definition is generic enough
to denote a role/entity.  



> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Teas [] De la part de Adrian Farrel
> Envoyé : mercredi 5 mai 2021 11:59
> À : 'Loa Andersson' <>;
> Objet : Re: [Teas] Moving forward with draft-ietf-teas-ietf-network-
> slices
> Hi Loa,
> > On customer vs. consumer Adrian says:
> >
> >>   c. "Consumer" vs "customer". I have made this consistent (we
> only need to
> >>        use one term). I selected "Customer" because that seemed
> best, but I
> >>        know some people prefer "consumer". Please discuss if you
> are not
> >>        happy.
> >
> > If the choice is between customer vs. consumer, I prefer customer.
> OK. So I made an improvement, but...
> > I don't know if it is too late to bring this up.
> It's never too late to bring things up.
> > But I really don't like either, normal language has a strong
> > indication that that that a customer is a person (a person that
> walks
> > inte to your
> > shop) and consumer is also a person /that eats what I bought at
> your shop).
> I think you forget about wholesale. What do you call the school that
> buys food at the shop to provide to the children? Do you call the
> school the customer, or do you refer to the cook who buys the food as
> the customer? The contract is with the school, negotiated by the
> cook, signed by the bursar.
> > IETF specifies "systems", including what goes into SW and HW, but
> we
> > don't specify normative rules for human behavior.
> >
> > I don't know if we can talk about Customer System?
> I'm afraid of this getting heavy for the reader. There are 73
> instances of "customer" in the document, and "customer system" may
> become tiresome to read.
> Anyone else got anything to say on the topic?
> Cheers,
> Adrian
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