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Re: I-D draft-petersson-forwarded-for-00.txt

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 07:45:32 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, Andreas Petersson <andreas@sbin.se>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110409054532.GC15894@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 12:02:55PM +1000, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> forwarded-for = 1#( hop *[ ";" parameter ] )
> hop = address | pseudonum
> pseudonum = token
> address = ...
> 
> I.e., you don't have to make the header syntactic mush just to make it clear that it doesn't always have semantic integrity.
> 
> One of the reasons for allowing extension parameters, btw, is to allow someone to sign the hops if they want to.

That's a good point. We could also imagine that some people might want
to specify an incoming interface name, an AS number or whatever.

Regards
Willy
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 05:46:21 GMT

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