Re: [babel] Mirja Kühlewind's Discuss on draft-ietf-babel-rfc6126bis-12: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@irif.fr> Tue, 07 January 2020 11:50 UTC

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From: Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@irif.fr>
To: Mirja Kuehlewind <ietf@kuehlewind.net>
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Dear Mirja,

You made the very same proposition on 22 August 2019 (almost half a year ago!).
Here is what I replied at the time:

    I am sorry, but I disagree.  The original document that I submitted for
    IETF review back in 2009 had the structure that you suggest, but the
    reviewer (Joel Halpern) convinced me to a adopt the following structure:

      - the body of the document describes the main algorithm, the parts that
        are required to enforce the strong guarantees that the protocol makes
        about lack of loops and forward progress;
      - the appendices describe algorithms that have been shown to be useful
        over some link layers but that might need to be tweaked when Babel is
        run over new, exciting link layers.

    Since Joel did a good job convincing me, it will take some work to
    convince me otherwise.

-- Juliusz