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RE: Issue with Guidelines document
Bernard Aboba writes...
> > 5.13. Table of Attributes
> > The following table provides a guide to which attributes may be
> > found in Accounting-Request packets. No attributes should be found
> > in Accounting-Response packets except Proxy-State and possibly
> > Vendor-Specific.
> > That seems pretty clear. Nothing but Proxy-State && VSA's.
> Yes. VSAs are allowed. Presumably this would also include
> Extended Attributes?
Uh... No. Extended Attributes leverage the VSA _format_ for extensibility
reasons but they are not [inherently] vendor specific. VSA traditionally
implied "proprietary secret sauce" that other vendors could safely ignore.
That is certainly not the case with Extended Attributes, which could be
If this is a common misunderstanding -- i.e. the traditional usage rules for
VSAs apply to Extended Attributes -- we should indeed clear up that
confusion immediately. Perhaps in the Extended Attributes draft itself.
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