Re: problem statement [was Re: New Version Notification for draft-hinden-ipv4flag-00.txt]

Brian E Carpenter <> Sun, 19 November 2017 21:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: problem statement [was Re: New Version Notification for draft-hinden-ipv4flag-00.txt]
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From: Brian E Carpenter <>
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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:19:46 +1300
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On 20/11/2017 10:05, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Brian E Carpenter <> wrote:
>>> Also, the whole internet isn't a mobile phone network, and what might be
>>> relevant or appropriate on a cell network might not be in any way
>>> relevant to another type of network.  
>> My phone has been instructed to prefer WiFi when there is a choice.
> I think you've missed the point. Yes, there's a lot of phones around, but there are laptops, desktops, embedded systems, thermostats, doorbells/locks, ..... So it's not about whether a phone uses the mobile network or WiFi, it's about all those other devices that aren't mobile phones connected to networks that aren't mobile phone networks.

Of course. What I meant is that you can't exclude cell phones from
the problem of what happens on WiFi, regardless of how they behave
on cellular.