[db-wg] Proxy proposal large communities
Mark Prior mrp at mrp.net
Mon Nov 13 13:12:15 CET 2017
On 13/11/17 22:28, Nick Hilliard via db-wg wrote: > Job Snijders wrote: >> Can we, based on the observation that irrtoolset will consider any >> extension to the RPSL rp-attribute dictionary an error, conclude that >> RPSL can not be extended in this direction? > > How did you come to this conclusion? irrtoolset is non rfc compliant, > not the other way around. > > At a practical level, it's relatively easy to add a new token into the > rpsl parser to shut irrtoolset up, even if it's a mess to add proper > support for large communities to the code so that they actually do what > you'd expect of them. As a user I'd prefer it if irrtoolset complained if it couldn't do something meaningful with a policy fragment rather than pretend everything is fine because it passed a syntax check. Mark.
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