Hi Les,

Well I am talking about IP routable identifier which I can place on the
front of the packet and which can assure that the packet will arrive at
given area.

Then Area SID becomes analogy of Node SID :)

Thx

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 7:40 PM Les Ginsberg (ginsberg) <ginsb...@cisco.com>
wrote:

> Robert –
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> Both OSPF and IS-IS have area identifiers which are advertised.
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> Why would we need to invent another identifier for an area?
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>    Les
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> *From:* Robert Raszuk <rob...@raszuk.net>
> *Sent:* Monday, August 03, 2020 10:31 AM
> *To:* Les Ginsberg (ginsberg) <ginsb...@cisco.com>
> *Cc:* bruno.decra...@orange.com; tony...@tony.li; lsr@ietf.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Lsr] New Version Notification for
> draft-ietf-lsr-isis-area-proxy-02.txt
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> *Les,*
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> *> But currently the draft is defining a SID which is NOT associated with
> a prefix.*
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> > *But if the proposal is to use a SID associated with a prefix then I
> see no need to invent a new SID advertisement.*
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> How about we first define an "Area Prefix" (IP address being a property of
> an area) then assign SID to it ?
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> - - -
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> How odd it may sound I would like to still be able to direct traffic (read
> ip tunnel) traffic to an area without any SID.
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> Thx,
> R.
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