Re: A 3rd try at a proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07

David Farmer <farmer@umn.edu> Mon, 06 March 2017 19:05 UTC

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From: David Farmer <farmer@umn.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 13:05:45 -0600
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Subject: Re: A 3rd try at a proposal for draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07
To: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>
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On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>; wrote:

> Wow. That's a lot of for what started off as a reclassification. I don't
> think it's a good idea to attempt to wordsmith RFC4291 hoping that one of
> the formulations we end up with will somehow reach consensus.
>

There seems to be a fairly strong consensus that RFC4291bis shouldn't go
forward without additional wordsmithing. But that is obviously the IESGs
call.


> Instead, I would suggest another approach: see what the problems with 4291
> are, *write them down*, and only then write a document explaining what
> should be changed and why.
>

The list of 7 points are the problems that many see with 4291bis, maybe
overly summarized, but they are there.