Re: [dhcwg] DHC WG charter

Ted Lemon <> Sat, 15 June 2002 03:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dhcwg] DHC WG charter
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> my biases are showing....  after my experience with "stealth"
> implementations of private MIBs for DHCP and DNS servers, I'm not so sure
> that a bit of encouragement isn't needed....  although I agree that if a
> protocol spec is thought to be useful, implementations and interoperability
> testing will occur.

If the stealth implementations make their customers happy, where's the 
problem?   Many a fine protocol has emerged out of a stealth implementation.
    People seem to be willing to implement good standards, so if you see a 
lot of stealth implementations, it's probably because nobody proposed a 
standard, or nobody could agree on one.   In a situation like this, 
experimentation is good (as long as the experimenters don't patent their 
solution, anyway...)

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