Hi Peter,

> From: Peter Psenak [mailto:ppse...@cisco.com]
> 
> Hi Bruno,
> 
> On 30/06/2020 18:08, bruno.decra...@orange.com wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> >> From: Peter Psenak [mailto:ppse...@cisco.com]
> >>
> >> Hi Bruno,
> >>
> >> please see inline:
> >>
> >> On 30/06/2020 16:53, bruno.decra...@orange.com wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>>
> >>> I can live with the current text, but I'm just raising the point for
> discussion
> >> (better safe than sorry).
> >>>
> >>> "16.1.1.  IGP Algorithm Types Registry
> >>>
> >>>      This document makes the following registrations in the "IGP Algorithm
> >> Types" registry:
> >>>
> >>>         Type: 128-255.
> >>>
> >>>         Description: Flexible Algorithms.
> >>> "
> >>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-lsr-flex-algo-07#section-16.1.1
> >>>
> >>> This is essentially burning half of the registry for flex-algo. Indeed, 
> >>> any
> >> network operator could use any value, e.g. 222, hence the IETF could
> never
> >> define a different usage for this value without creating interop issues for
> the
> >> network operator.
> >>
> >> what is the real problem? Is the space 2-127 that is free not sufficient
> >> for other standardized algorithms that may come?
> >>
> >>>
> >>> We could discuss whether we really need 127 values for this. (i.e. a
> >> network operator requiring 127 flex algo, typically multiplying its IGP FIB
> >> entries by 127...).
> >>
> >> above is not necessarily true and more importantly completely irrelevant
> >> to the number of algos we reserve for FA.
> >>
> >>
> >>> We could also discuss whether this range could be change to the IANA
> well-
> >> known "Private Use" [1]. This would allow for alternative private usages in
> >> the future (e.g. Flexible Alorithms v2).
> >>> [1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8126#section-4.1
> >>>
> >>> It seems to me that the latter would equally work for flex algo, but
> would
> >> provide more flexibility :-) for the future.
> >>
> >> I don't think so. We need an allocated range of algos for FA for
> >> compatibility.
> >
> > The allocated range of algos for FA would be the same. Just not dedicated
> to FA.
> 
> this would not work. If I have a mix of routers, one set using value 222
> for flex-algo and another set for something else, how are they going to
> interoperate?

My understanding is that the value of the flexalgo is chosen by the network 
operator and configured on the router. 

" We want the mapping between the Flex-Algorithm and it's meaning to be 
flexible and defined by the user."
[...]
" Flexible-Algorithm is a numeric identifier in the range 128-255 that
   is associated via provisioning with the Flexible-Algorithm
   Definition."


IOW, "private or local use only, with the type and
   purpose defined by the local site.  No attempt is made to prevent
   multiple sites from using the same value in different (and
   incompatible) ways.  IANA does not record assignments from registries
   or ranges with this policy (and therefore there is no need for IANA
   to review them) and assignments are not generally useful for broad
   interoperability.  It is the responsibility of the sites making use
   of the Private Use range to ensure that no conflicts occur (within
   the intended scope of use)."

Which is the definition of Private Use by IANA.


> We need a standardized range, using Private Use is not an option here.

Yes we need a standardized range.
I'm not sure that this range needs to be dedicated to FA. But I leave this to 
you/the WG.

And thanks again for your active engagement in the discussion.

-- Bruno

> thanks,
> Peter
> 
> >
> > --Bruno
> >
> >>
> >> thanks,
> >> Peter
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>> --Bruno
> >>>
> >>>
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