Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

"Palani Chinnakannan (pals)" <> Mon, 12 November 2012 20:17 UTC

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In general,  the reason why some of us feel that we should a use a much generic name like INS (Interface to network system) or INE (Interface to network element) etc is because the  operations, data models and the requirements spelled out in IRS as much wider scope that the routing table.  IMHO,  its scope is a full network system.  By introducing a name at a higher scope paves way for defining several other interface to components of a network (routing, transport, network, NE ...) in a consistent framework as spelled in IRS.


From: [] On Behalf Of Jakob Heitz
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Subject: Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

The similarity between
Routing Information Protocol
Rest In Peace
never confused anyone.
Did it?

Jakob Heitz.

From:<> []<mailto:[]> On Behalf Of Sriganesh Kini
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Subject: Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?
PRI - Programmatic Routing Interface

Though this clashes with PRI of ISDN fame that has long been buried. IRS, besides the obvious clash can mess up the search results. Also, I don't see a good reason to include 'System' in the acronym.

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Adrian Farrel <<>> wrote:
Personally, I find discussions of what name/acronym to use a bit sad. I've had
enough code review hours wasted debating the names of variables to not want to
spend any more time on this sort of thing.

However, I note that there was some unease about the use of IRS. If we really
need to find a new name for this work (and I note that RSI is also used for
something else) we need to find a solution soon.

Can I suggest that only those people who have a strong objection to IRS need to
contribute to the discussion. Furthermore, we don't need suggestions to be
floated, we need solid and definite proposals. That way we will possibly reach a
serious conclusion quickly.


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