Re: [homenet] Updates to Homenet Architecture Principles doc

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 12 June 2014 22:44 UTC

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Ray Bellis <Ray.Bellis@nominet.org.uk>; wrote:
    > You may have noticed multiple revisions of draft-ietf-homenet-arch posted
    > recently. After many iterations and a ton of work for our Editor In Chief, Tim
    > Chown, all IESG “DISCUSS” positions have been resolved to either “Yes” or “No
    > Objection”, with the exception of one “Abstain” from one of our Routing Area
    > ADs who had requested that the following text be added to section 3.5:

wow...

    > The Chairs felt that the first half of this text was unnecessarily prescriptive
    > for this document and did not reflect something the WG had achieved consensus

I agree.

    > In addition, one small change was introduced in the -15 revision based on WG
    > feedback where a reference to Source Specific Multicast [RFC 4607] was
    > introduced, but had not been called out explicitly in London or before. That
    > change is as follows:

    > Old:
    > It is desirable that, subject to the capacities of devices on certain
    > media types, multicast routing is supported across the homenet.

    > New:
    > It is desirable that, subject to the capacities of devices on certain
    > media types, multicast routing is supported across the homenet,
    > including source-specific multicast (SSM) [RFC4607].

    > The WGLC will commence immediately after the -16 is posted, and will last for
    > two weeks.

    > We very much want your feedback here, but are not aiming to revisit the
    > document in its entirety. As such, we would like to limit the scope of the WGLC
    > to just the text quoted in this email.

I will attempt to read the diffs; but... It Just Doesn't Matter<tm>
better is the enemy of good enough, and it was good enough a year ago.

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Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF@sandelman.ca>;, Sandelman Software Works
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