3rd CFP (EXTENDED DEADLINE): IP Telecom Services Workshop 2000

Gregory W. Bond bond at RESEARCH.ATT.COM
Fri Jun 9 10:50:10 EDT 2000


I want to make it clear that I didn't intend to re-open the octet 3a
debate.  On the contrary, I was trying to point out that it was put to
rest a long time ago.  I just want to fix the inconsistency that Karl
noticed.

- Rich

Paul Long wrote:
>
> Rich,
>
> I know I'm fighting a losing battle, so I'll be quiet. Just realize that
> (one last parting shot :-) )
> 1. this change risks undesired behavior (call termination) or at least
> undefined behavior (EP crashes? EP accepts?),
> 2. there is really no way to know whether this breaks existing
> implementations (you can't just ask 12 people around a table or 100 people
> on an email reflector because many may not actually know the answer and many
> more didn't even hear the question), and
> 3. there are alternatives that are completely safe.
>
> Paul Long
> Smith Micro Software, Inc.
> "Primum non nocere"
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Bowen [mailto:rkbowen at CISCO.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 2:21 PM
> To: ITU-SG16 at MAILBAG.INTEL.COM
> Subject: Re: AW: H.225.0 v4 inconsistencies/errors found
>
> The backward compatibility issue was debated last year on the mailing
> lists and in Santiago (5/99).  No implementor claimed to have a backward
> compatibility problem, and it was agreed in Santiago that octet 3a would
> be allowed, as shown in H.225.0 v3.  However, now the text is
> inconsistent with itself, in that it allows octet 3a but says that the
> extension bit shall be set to 1, thus indicating that octet 3a is not
> present.  This is an error in v3 that needs to be corrected to indicate
> that the value may be either 0 or 1 to indicate the presence of octet
> 3a.
>
> - Rich
>
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