[rbridge] Consensus Check: C-Tags
Dinesh G Dutt
ddutt at cisco.com
Tue Apr 8 12:32:02 PDT 2008
Agreed, that is all I asked for, to not explicitly prohibit S-Tag,
James Carlson wrote:
> Eric Gray writes:
>> A somewhat larger point is that even if I-TAGs are
>> used, intermediate bridges do not see them. I believe
>> S-TAGs are deliberately defined in such a way as to make
>> it quite easy to have basic Q-Bridges forward frames with
>> S-TAGs instead of C-TAGs.
> And nobody will be able to stop that from happening, even if the
> RBridges specification were to say "we don't support S-tags."
> There's nothing in the document or proposed for the document that will
> somehow cause S-tags to stop working on any network, so I don't see
> what the complaint is about.
> If it's purely about the wording, then let's just delete every
> instance of "S-tag" from the document (to be replaced by C-tag), and
> say *NOTHING* about S-tags one way or the other.
> I believe that to be exactly what the original consensus proposal
> said. And, as best I can tell, it does nothing to prohibit anyone
> from doing whatever he wants with S-tags.
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