Re: [irs-discuss] IRS Problem Statement Posted

Robert Raszuk <robert@raszuk.net> Tue, 31 July 2012 16:16 UTC

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Jim,

> IMO the ability to manipulate routing state, context, etc... is what IRS
 > brings to the table and this capability is needed..
>
> Jim Uttaro

Manipulating routing state from outside of routing protocols seems to me 
like tampering with jet engines during the flight.

Alia,

There is no point to keep arguing about IRS framework .. it can call to 
address world hunger or propose to turn Sahara into rain forest.

I think we need to wait and see actual protocol(s) proposals which 
write/stream into current routing systems as opposed to industry 
alternatives which target to write to forwarding layer directly or use 
already proposed IETF tools like NETCONF which already provide a very 
good provisioning abstraction today.

My observation is that IRS is yet one more attempt to wave the SDN 
banner in the IETF without much substance behind it.

Best,
R.