Re: [Int-area] Tunnels and Fragmentation

Joseph Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> Thu, 16 April 2020 22:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Int-area] Tunnels and Fragmentation
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Hi, Fred,

> On Apr 16, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Templin (US), Fred L <Fred.L.Templin@boeing.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi, two important documents in this wg have been sitting idle for a long time and
> perhaps it is time to start moving them forward again. The documents are: "IP
> Fragmentation Considered Fragile", and "IP Tunnels in the Internet Architecture":
> 
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-intarea-frag-fragile/
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-intarea-tunnels/
> 
> What has changed is that we now have  a spec for robust fragmentation over tunnels
> while supporting a 9180 MTU (actually MRU) plus lossless path MTU discovery. The 
> spec is known as the Overlay Multilink Network (OMNI) Interface:
> 
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-templin-6man-omni-interface/
> 
> So, what I think needs to happen is for authors of the two intarea drafts to review
> the OMNI spec and update their documents accordingly. Then, maybe we can get
> a few docs published?

As lead author of intarea-tunnels, that doc has never been held waiting for a new solution. Quite the contrary - it is complicated by yet another doc to check and include.

It would be useful to indicate whether your doc already follows the recommendations there or not, as a start.

Besides that, the only other thing that would help is someone to have the IESG stop writing “individual” submissions that I need to stop other work to deal with ;-)

Joe