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IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself

IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself

Posted May 3, 2007 4:30 UTC (Thu) by imcdnzl (subscriber, #28899)
In reply to: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself by bronson
Parent article: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself

The IETF often, but not always, standardise things after the event. For example Bonjour is in RFC 3927 to quote one of your examples. Ajax is not a network protocol, which is what the IETF is about. They do take care of a number of underlying standards though which Ajax relies on.

They are also continuing to refine IPv6 which I think most people will agree is necessary and also they are working on new protocols such as DCCP (RFC 4330) which aims to do a better job than UDP in many areas.

Yes they can be out of touch but so can kernel developers. I think we need to work to bridge the gaps (I'm contributing to both).


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IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself

Posted May 10, 2007 10:13 UTC (Thu) by slamb (guest, #1070) [Link]

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.

IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself

Posted May 12, 2007 5:39 UTC (Sat) by jwalden (guest, #41159) [Link]

Quick correction for people following the RFC number: DCCP is RFC 4340.


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