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RFC6549, "OSPFv2 Multi-Instance Extensions", March 2012

Source of RFC: ospf (rtg)

Errata ID: 4041

Status: Verified
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Jim Young
Date Reported: 2014-07-05
Verifier Name: Alia Atlas
Date Verified: 2014-07-07

Section 8 says:

8.  IANA Considerations

The size of the AuType field is reduced from 16 octets to 8 octets.
This changes the OSPF Authentication Codes registry in that the
values 256-65535 are no longer defined and are therefore deprecated.
There is no backward compatibility issue since this range of values
was previously defined as "Reserved and should not be assigned".

It should say:

8.  IANA Considerations

The size of the AuType field is reduced from 16 bits to 8 bits.
This changes the OSPF Authentication Codes registry in that the
values 256-65535 are no longer defined and are therefore deprecated.
There is no backward compatibility issue since this range of values
was previously defined as "Reserved and should not be assigned".

Notes:

Earlier in RFC6549 Section 2. OSPFv2 Instance Packet Encoding, Paragraph 2 states "All fields are as defined in [OSPFV2] except that the Instance ID field is new, and the AuType field is reduced to 8 bits from 16 bits without any change in meaning. The Instance ID field is defined as follows:". The proposed corrected text makes section 8 consistent with section 2.


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