IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
Posted May 10, 2007 10:13 UTC (Thu) by slamb
In reply to: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
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The IETF often, but not always, standardise things after the event.
And I'd argue that's the proper role for a standards body - never make a standard
without at least three interoperable implementations, and preferably don't even bother with a draft
until there's at least one. Standards are not for innovation.
I've been involved with a protocol designed by a standards body which did not understand this,
and it is a train wreck.
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