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RFC 5059, "Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)", January 2008

Source of RFC: pim (rtg)

Errata ID: 1321
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2008-02-14
Verifier Name: Adrian Farrel
Date Verified: 2011-08-18

Section 3.1, 3rd par says:

   In a scoped IPv4 BSM, the scope of the message is given by the first
   group range in the message, which can be any sub-range of 224/4.  [...]

It should say:

   In a scoped IPv4 BSM, the scope of the message is given by the first
|  group range in the message, which can be any sub-range of 224.0.0.0/4.
   [...]

Notes:

Location is 3rd paragraph of Section 3.1, on mid-page 9.
This correction also needs to be applied to "224/4" in the
7th paragraph of Section 3.3, on mid-page 19.
Rationale:
The basic "strategic" document for CIDR notation now is BCP 122,
RFC 4632, and that document clearly states (in section 3.1, at
the bottom of page 5):
vvvvvvv
| [...] In CIDR notation, a prefix is shown as a 4-octet
quantity, just like a traditional IPv4 address or network number,
followed by the "/" (slash) character, followed by a decimal value
between 0 and 32 that describes the number of significant bits.

As a Standards-Track document, RFC 5059 should follow this rule.

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