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RE: "Last Look" at the RADIUS Design Guidelines document
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dave Nelson
> Sent: 10 January 2010 15:37
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> Subject: RE: "Last Look" at the RADIUS Design Guidelines document
> Hey guys, the purpose of this "Last Look" call is to review
> small changes proposed to fix a couple of late-discovered
> technical issues. We have been through WG Last Call, IETF
> Last Call and IESG approval on this document.
> We are all aware that the RADIUS data defined in RFC 2865 (and a few
> thereafter) is limited -- some would say very limiting.
> After a long, long, long time the RADEXT WG reached rough
> consensus that the Best Current Practice for designing
> "traditional" RADIUS Attributes stays within the boundaries
> of the original RADIUS data model, and acknowledges the value
> of data-dictionary driven RADIUS servers. Any expansion of
> the RADIUS data model is to happen in the RADIUS Extended
> Attributes document (which is not making good forward
> progress, by the way).
> In short, the "Last Look" is not an opportunity to upset
> long-standing consensus, even though there are also long
> standing dissenters. Let's look for technical nits in the
> document and move on, please. Thank you.
With all due respect, but this isn't terribly helpful. Based on this
and previous heated threads, it's my impression that the topic of
complex attributes and how they're described/dealt with in the "Design
Guidleines" document has been and clearly continues to be a bone of
contention, i.e. there doesn't appear to be any long standing consensus
on the matter. If we want to move on with the doc, perhaps removing the
whole section off to another draft would be the way to go.
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