Re: So where have all these new 6man WG people come from?

Alexandre Petrescu <> Thu, 28 May 2020 13:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: So where have all these new 6man WG people come from?
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Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:39:11 +0200
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I am of the group who looked closely at routing header in the times when 
Pascal looked at it.

Now I stay away.  Routing header is a flexibility tool, there waiting to 
be exercised.  Yet its existence at the network layer has a potential to 
threaten the concept of the Internet at large.

It looks to me as something that could be dealt with either in a limited 
domain, or otherwise at the application layer.

I also admit that a WG needs new contributors, otherwise being at risk 
of ossification.

One might wonder why some WGs die while others last forever?


Le 28/05/2020 à 14:11, a écrit :
> Segment Routing (CRH, SRH and friends) isn't something 6man has traditionally dealt with.
> We have been more concerned about IPv6 in the open Internet, end to end, and not so much of technologies only applicable within a controlled domain.
>>From that perspective, it is not surprising that this work attracts a different participant-set than before.
> It seems that a proxy war is being fought out in the working group.
> With both opponents and proponents of proposals closely aligned along company borders.
> Best regards,
> Ole, with the dystopian hat on.
>> On 28 May 2020, at 13:23, Mark Smith <> wrote:
>> I've been an active participant in the ipng, 6man and v6ops IETF working groups since 2002.
>> While I've only been to one IETF meeting in person since then (106, sponsored by the Internet Society), over that time I've come to recognise the names of many of the regular and active participants in these IPv6 working groups.
>> I do not recognise many of the names of people who are objecting to the 6man working group adopting the CRH draft.
>> Those who have been active 6man participants in recent years would know that even an ID adopted by 6man, written by Bob and Brian, that had a number of revisions, didn't survive WG last call, and that occurred while Bob was (as he still is) one of the 6man WG chairs.
>> Regards,
>> Mark.
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