[rbridge] Terminology issues -- advice?
Radia.Perlman at sun.com
Wed Nov 29 19:20:45 PST 2006
(I'm editing the protocol document, which is why these things are coming up).
I notice that in the architecture document, the term "campus" is not used, although it was always
part of the protocol document. Instead there is the term "CRED". I suggest going back to "campus", because
that's a word that people can understand, whereas "CRED" is yet another acronym, which makes things
harder to understand. I thought originally that CRED was supposed to be the campus minus the endnodes,
and didn't quite understand why it was necessary to have a separate word for it. But if the architecture
document doesn't think there needs to be two terms ("campus" for CRED plus endnodes), then I think
we should just use "campus". Again, because people will intuitively understand the word since it is an English word.
A second issue is with the term "ingress RBridge tree". Now that we allow the ingress RBridge to select a distribution
tree, it's not really right to use the term "ingress RBridge tree", since it is really the "chosen tree". Not sure
what a better term would be. Perhaps "distribution tree".
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