Re: [dhcwg] What sorts of services does DHCP configure?

Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU> Thu, 17 October 2013 14:58 UTC

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  | Why DHC WG cannot say no to what should not be in DHC? 

Would you ask the same question if it were the TCP working group attempting
to stop some application protocol because the TCP people didn't like it?

The DHCP working group's job is to make DHCP work - improving as much
as possible the efficiency, reliability, and security - as with any other
protocol.

It isn't to dictate how others use the result.   If some other WG has a
use for some data, and having that deliver delivered by DHCP looks to be
the best way (to them) then provided the idea survives IETF last call,
it really is no-one else's business.

Of course this WG (and anyone else) can suggest alternatives, or describe
problems, and suggest better ways - but no-one gets (unilaterally) to
impose road blocks.    Ted was right in what he said - if the proposal in
question isn't a good idea, by all means say so, but don't start believing
that this group has any right to tell any other what they can or cannot do.

kre