IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
Posted May 3, 2007 7:28 UTC (Thu) by Gunner
Parent article: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
I don't really get all this hostility towards the IETF.
Okay, so they made a serious mistake in the protocol and boo on them for that.
But, what about all the people that implemented the protocol according to their specification?
Why did they implement this at all? Shouldn't they have realized that it was a mistake and say no, we choose to skip this part. Or at least limit it in some way? After all, those who implemented it probably had just as much experience in the nitty-gritty details of networking(or more) than the academic people at the IETF.
If this is a serious problem(and it appears to be just that), then the IETF and those who implemented it share an equal blame, imo.
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