Re: [dhcwg] Anyone interested in continuing draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-pool-opt?

Tomek Mrugalski <> Mon, 16 September 2013 16:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] Anyone interested in continuing draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-prefix-pool-opt?
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On 19.08.2013 16:52, Tomek Mrugalski wrote:
> During Berlin meeting chairs asked if there is still interest in the
> prefix-pool-option. There was nobody interested in the work in the room.
> The unanimous consensus in the room was to drop it. I just wanted to
> confirm that on the list.
> If you are interested in this work, want to support it and participate
> in it, please let us know by replying to the mailing list. Otherwise
> we'll drop this work and mark that draft as a dead WG document.
> Please respond within 2 weeks (until Sep. 2nd).
It seems that the discussion is more or less concluded as there were no
new comments posted in a long time. It seems clear that this work does
not have a WG consensus. There was a strong opposition to move this
document forward. There was minimal support for it in its current form.
As such, the chair chose to mark this document as dead WG item.

This does not mean that the problem the draft was trying to solve
magically disappeared. One of the suggestions made was to try to write a
clear problem statement. If people involved in this work are willing to
pursue this problem further, that is the recommended way to go.

I'd also like to point out that a dead draft is not really irreversibly
dead. If the envisaged problem statement draft is well written and well
received, perhaps people will change their mind about this solution and
decide that prefix-pool is worth pursuing after all. It is possible to
revive it later and change its state to something more alive.
Alternatively, some other solutions may emerge from the discussions
about problem statement.

Bernie and Tomek