Re: [Autoconf] RFC 5889 (Was: Call for comments to a new AUTOCONF charter proposal)

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(But I'm just quoting this for convenience. It's not really specific
to this text.)
> It could be solved by simply saying that "link-local addresses can and
> are being used by routing protocols and stateless and stateful address
> auto-configuration" and "IPv4 link-local addresses are in widespread
> on e.g. Bluetooth with ActiveSync on numerous small wireless mobile
> devices; OSs in widespread use self-configure IPv4 and IPv6 link-local
> addresses upon startup, w/o means to forbid this self configuration".

This is a very worrying trend. This document is in AUTH48, it's been
accepted by the WG and the IESG. Even the original edits proposed
(especially the third) were beyond what I understand what AUTH48 is
about, which is minor editorial changes. Now we are discussing a
title change and fundamental wording that took years to thrash out
a compromise that can't possibly be overturned in an AUTH48 context.
I think it's time to make either the original first two edits, or no
edits at all, and issue. Anyone who wants to propose an alternative
addressing model can write a new Internet Draft and push it down the
Independent Submission track.

Christopher Dearlove
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