Subject: Re: Changing the PHY status reporting
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mihai CHELARU <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/2006 21:37:21
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Shipping a product with a specific value pre-enabled would be
> inappropriate and can lead to interoperability problems when the
> chosen value collides with a different usage, as it someday surely will."
> aka: it is not really better than the status quo.
I was thinking about two _commented_ config lines, one to enable CARP and
other to choose protocol. Also we must think about /etc/protocols as it's
not autogenerated, afaik. Doing this would respect somehow RFC3692 and here
is the entire paragraph:
' Numbers in the experimentation range are similar to those called
"Private Use" in RFC 2434 [IANA-CONSIDERATIONS]. They are not
intended to be used in general deployments or be enabled by default
in products or other general releases. In those cases where a
product or release makes use of an experimental number, the end user
must be required to explicitly enable the experimental feature and
likewise have the ability to chose and assign which number from the
experimental range will be used for a specific purpose (i.e., so the
end user can ensure that use of a particular number doesn't conflict
with other on-going uses). Shipping a product with a specific value
pre-enabled would be inappropriate and can lead to interoperability
problems when the chosen value collides with a different usage, as it
someday surely will. '
Also about misusing (imho) 112 vrrp id protocol:
' From the above, it follows that it would be inappropriate for a group
of vendors, a consortia, or another Standards Development
Organization to agree among themselves to use a particular value for
a specific purpose and then agree to deploy devices using those
values. By definition, experimental numbers are not guaranteed to be
unique in any environment other than one where the local system
administrator has chosen to use a particular number for a particular
purpose and can ensure that a particular value is not already in use
for some other purpose.
Once an extension has been tested and shown to be useful, a permanent
number could be obtained through the normal assignment procedures.'