RFC 3580, "IEEE 802.1X Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Usage Guidelines", September 2003Source of RFC: INDEPENDENT
See Also: RFC 3580 w/ inline errata
Errata ID: 1503
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Avi Lior
Date Reported: 2008-09-12
Verifier Name: Nevil Brownlee
Date Verified: 2010-04-03
Section 3.21 says:
For IEEE 802.1X Authenticators, this attribute is used to store the Supplicant MAC address in ASCII format (upper case only), with octet values separated by a "-". Example: "00-10-A4-23-19-C0".
It should say:
For IEEE Std 802.1X-2001 authenticators, this attribute is used to store the Supplicant MAC address, represented as an ASCII character string in Canonical format (see IEEE Std 802). For example, "00-10-A4-23-19-C0".
The IETF Informational RFC needed to specify that the representation of the MAC address is in Canonical Format.
This is the case in the IEEE document 802_1x-2001 which is the corrected text provided.
I would be okay if the authors wanted to use Supplicant MAC address instead of "bridge or Access Point" in the proposed corrected text.