Re: [Gendispatch] First comments on draft-rsalz-2028bis-00.txt

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sat, 11 September 2021 21:41 UTC

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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Gendispatch] First comments on draft-rsalz-2028bis-00.txt
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On 12-Sep-21 01:02, Salz, Rich wrote:
>     > Luckily I'm friends with the webmaster there :)
> 
>     You're not the only one, however.
> 
> I know Greg has other friends.  Probably better ones than me.  Hence the smiley :)
> 
>     >     > We already have the Tao. Write things once.
>     > 
>     >     The Tao nowhere near covers all you might need to know. It's the IETF for Dummies, really.
>     > 
>     > For a group that prefers to work on bytes on the wire, we sure do an awful lot of navel-gazing.
> 
>     Sure. And the result of that is the collection of 75 RFCs that I cited. If you care to start a project to reduce that number
> 
> Nope.  My primary interest for this is helping to make sure that we have documents that express the way things are now.  Everyone agreed 2028 needed to be updated. I wonder what would be next on the list?

Both 2026 and 2418 are pretty rusty. I suspect that a thorough update of both of those could get rid of a significant fraction of the other 73. But it would be a major effort, and might not be cost-effective.

   Brian