Re: [Captive-portals] [Last-Call] Opsdir last call review of draft-ietf-capport-api-07

Warren Kumari <> Sun, 10 May 2020 01:31 UTC

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Thank you Linda for performing the OpsDir review, and also thanks to
Tommy for so quickly responding...

These were both very helpful.

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 6:07 PM Linda Dunbar via Datatracker
<> wrote:
> Reviewer: Linda Dunbar
> Review result: Has Nits
> I have reviewed this document as part of the Ops area directorate's ongoing
> effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG.  These
> comments were written primarily for the benefit of the Ops area directors.
> Document editors and WG chairs should treat these comments just like any other
> last call comments.
> This document provides examples of the API structure between client and captive
> server. The document is well written. I just have a question:
> What improvement does the proposed API have over today's existing communication
> between clients and  Captive Server(s)? Captive servers have been deployed
> everywhere, like airport or restaurants trying to access free WIFI. What
> problems does the existing method have to justify this newly proposed APIs?
> Cheers,
> Linda Dunbar
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.