Re: [nfsv4] Designated expert for IANA registries

David Noveck <> Sat, 18 March 2023 08:59 UTC

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Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2023 04:59:05 -0400
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Subject: Re: [nfsv4] Designated expert for IANA registries
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On Fri, Dec 9, 2022, 10:30 AM Chris Inacio <> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Spencer Shepler has let us know that it is time to pass on the duties of
> being the designated expert (DE)
or, more properly speaking, the "non-duties".

> for the following IANA registries:
> RPC Program Numbers -
> <>
> ml

This one is bizarre:

a)  for requests for less than N numbers, this is FCFS.

b)  for requests of more than N numbers bur less than M, with M>N, it is
decided by the "designated expert"  but is not clear how he/she might
arrive at a decision.  So far as I know, it has never been used.

c) for requests of more than M numbers, the IESG decides.  I don't know
how.  It has never been used.

NFSv4 Named Attributes -
> <>
> l

No activity in ten years.

> My co-chairs and I propose the following way forward with regards to the
> DEs for these:

I agree this is sensible.

>    1. Temporarily name my co-chairs as the DEs
Not sure whether you meant "my co-chairs or "me and my co-chairs".  In
either case, feel that I,  Brian, and Chris are every bit as capable of
doing nothing as Spencer is/was.

> 2.After careful evaluation of the needs of the Named Attributes registry
(with no entries and no activity in 10+ years)

The "careful evaluation" is a confusing piece of chair-speak since someone,
such as Zahed, might reasonably wonder how the evaluation is going and
where the result is.  Sigh.

 > we discuss in Yokohama the removal of this registry.


> 3. We determine the appropriate long-term DEs (I personally would like
more than 1) at the Yokohama meeting

I don't think we need more than one person for a non-job.

At Yokohama, we need to discuss  eliminating this DE role by adjusting N
and M as necessary so that requests for sets of numbers that are "too
large" cannot slide in under an Fcfs policy.

> Unless anyone objects to this plan, I will start to take action on 21-Dec.

I suppose starting action will involve preparation of the meeting agenda.

> Obviously the list is always available for comments, especially with
> regards to the Named Attributes registry.
> Thanks,
> Chris and Brian and Dave
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