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

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:12:38 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: Andreas Petersson <andreas@sbin.se>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <69594.1302293558@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20110408195627.GB15625@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:
>On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 07:42:54PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>Most people would not even know [...]

That should not cause us to write standards that make life impossible
for the people who do know and who do have the need.

>The SHOULD was for us to encourage pushing the format. I'm discussing
>the proposed format. I'd rather see :
>   src-IP [ ':' src-port ] [ '/' dst-IP ':' dst-port ]
>Which also happens to be compatible with current uses.

There is no current uses of "Forwarded-For", backwards compatibility
therefore does not prevent us from doing it right.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
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