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draft-ietf-geopriv-radius-lo-01.txt - whose location?
Description of issue: Document mixes location of user and location of access
Submitter name: Joel M. Halpern
Submitter email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date first submitted: 18-November-2004
Comment type: T
Rationale/Explanation of issue: The location of a user is very different
from the location of an access device.
Length description of problem:
The document states that it provides the location of the access device
providing network service. The document then goes on to describe this as
"the users location". The document even describes this location as being
useful for services other than charging (cf section 4.2). However, what is
needed for accounting is very different from the location for service
delivery. The correlation between the two depends many factors outside of
the scope of this draft. Mixing the two is not helpful.
The information format in fact seems designed to provide not the
access device location, but the location of the subscriber.
It is also likely that if access identification is desired, geographic
location will often not be the correct mechanism.
Decide whether this document is intended to provide subscriber
location (which is rarely directly useful for AAA), or access device /
network location information. In either case, remove the inappropriate
If access device identification is desired, please indicate why
operator defined tokens are not sufficient. And reference where such
tokens are when they are needed.
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