RFC8287 Sub-TLV Length Clarification
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Network Work group                                             N. Nainar
Internet-Draft                                              C. Pignataro
Updates: 8287 (if approved)                                     F. Iqbal
Intended status: Standards Track                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
Expires: December 19, 2018                                 A. Vainshtein
                                                             ECI Telecom
                                                           June 17, 2018

                  RFC8287 Sub-TLV Length Clarification
                  draft-nainar-mpls-rfc8287-errata-00

Abstract

   RFC8287 defines the extensions to MPLS LSP Ping and Traceroute for
   Segment Routing IGP-Prefix and IGP-Adjacency Segment Identifier
   (SIDs) with an MPLS data plane.  RFC8287 proposes 3 Target FEC Stack
   Sub-TLVs.  While the standard defines the format and procedure to
   handle those Sub-TLVs, it does not sufficiently clarify how the
   length of the Segment ID Sub-TLVs should be computed to include in
   the Length field of the Sub-TLVs which may result in interoperability
   issues.

   This document updates RFC8287 by clarifying the length of each
   Segment ID Sub-TLVs defined in RFC8287.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Length field clarification for Segment ID Sub-TLVs  . . . . .   3
     4.1.  IPv4 IGP-Prefix Segment ID Sub-TLV  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  IPv6 IGP-Prefix Segment ID Sub-TLV  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.3.  IGP-Adjacency Segment ID Sub-TLV  . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   9.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   [RFC8287] defines the extensions to MPLS LSP Ping and Traceroute for
   Segment Routing IGP-Prefix and IGP-Adjacency Segment Identifier
   (SIDs) with an MPLS data plane.  [RFC8287] proposes 3 Target FEC
   Stack Sub-TLVs.  While the standard defines the format and procedure
   to handle those Sub-TLVs, it does not sufficiently clarify how the
   length of the Segment ID Sub-TLVs should be computed to include in
   the Length field of the Sub-TLVs which may result in interoperability
   issues.

   This document updates [RFC8287] by clarifying the length of each
   Segment ID Sub-TLVs defined in [RFC8287].

2.  Terminology

   This document uses the terminologies defined in
   [I-D.ietf-spring-segment-routing], [RFC8029], [RFC8287] and so the
   readers are expected to be familiar with the same.

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3.  Requirements notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
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