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RFC 6056, "Recommendations for Transport-Protocol Port Randomization", January 2011

Source of RFC: tsvwg (tsv)
See Also: RFC 6056w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 2750
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Bjoern A. Zeeb
Date Reported: 2011-03-13
Verifier Name: Wes Eddy
Date Verified: 2011-04-01

Section 3.3 says:

3.3.1.  Algorithm 1: Simple Port Randomization Algorithm

-           if(check_suitable_port(port))

3.3.2.  Algorithm 2: Another Simple Port Randomization Algorithm

-           if(check_suitable_port(port))

It should say:

3.3.1.  Algorithm 1: Simple Port Randomization Algorithm

+           if(check_suitable_port(next_ephemeral))

3.3.2.  Algorithm 2: Another Simple Port Randomization Algorithm

+           if(check_suitable_port(next_ephemeral))

Notes:

For neither Algorithm 1 or 2 the pseudo code defines "port" as a valid variable.
The variable passed to check_suitable_port() should be "next_ephemeral" in these cases.
It looks like a copy and paste error. The technical meaning is still clear.

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