Re: [arch-d] Proposed IAB program: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability.

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Tue, 07 July 2020 03:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [arch-d] Proposed IAB program: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability.
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On 07-Jul-20 13:14, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> 
> Hi Brian,
> 
> (Maybe not directly a question for you but...)

No, there are many people more qualified to answer than me for the SMTP
case. I'm pretty sure IPv6 would have gone more smoothly with 6-monthly
issues of "Node Requirements", though. There are too many interlocking
pieces and developers were left to make their own choices.

   Brian

> 
> On 06/07/2020 23:05, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> SMTP has been the classical example for many years, and I suspect
>> that RTCWEB might furnish another good example of this problem before
>> long.
> Do we have evidence as to the (good, bad or neutral) impact
> of the stately pace of the evolution of email standards-
> track  RFCs? I could imagine the net effect being overall
> positive or negative but am unsure which may be the case. I
> suspect it may be more likely that the actual impact is not
> correlated with RFC numbers at all, but that may also be
> wrong.
> 
> Cheers,
> S.
>