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Re: [rfc2462bis] whether we need the M/O flags



Brian,

Could you provide more details? Which host implementation are you
using?

	- Alain.

On Apr 23, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Russell Brian wrote:

> Hello,
>
> We have actually designed a large-scale system making use of the M 
> flag as
> it was a large part of RFC 2462 and we were not aware that IETF would 
> be
> considering deprecating it.  Please take this into consideration in 
> your
> discussions.
>
> Regards,
>
> Brian Russell
> Systems Engineer
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ipv6-admin@ietf.org [mailto:ipv6-admin@ietf.org]On Behalf Of 
> Alain
> Durand
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 11:19 AM
> To: JINMEI Tatuya / ?_-?'B?A
> Cc: ipv6@ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [rfc2462bis] whether we need the M/O flags
>
>
> Jinmei,
>
> I agree with your analysis, except that I'm not so much worried about
> breaking somebody's assumption in designing an hypothetical client
> dealing with the O/M bits. The definition of those bits was obscure
> in 2462 anyway.
> I would be more worried if this was to result in demonstrated
> operational
> problems. I honestly believe that there won't be any as deprecating O &
> M
> will end up being equivalent to today's most common practice where
> those bits are not set. Nothing breaks today under those circumstances,
> so I do not see what should break tomorrow if we were to deprecate
> those 2 bits!
>
> Of course, if someone could point to a real case scenario where
> this would be a problem, that could change my opinion...
>
> 	- Alain.
>
>
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