Re: [Pppext] Future of the PPP WG

Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com> Tue, 27 September 2011 19:29 UTC

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There will not be a PPPEXT meeting in Taiwan.

Probably next week, I'll review this thread and post my conclusions.

Thanks,
Donald
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On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM, Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> In case you were unaware, I am now the Chair of PPPEXT.
>
> Generally, there has been little activity in this WG for some years.
> Although I believe it serves a useful purpose in examining PPP
> proposals, possibly that purpose could be served by just continuing
> the mailing list. In any case, it seems likely that, if the situation
> continues unchanged, the WG will be dissolved sometime early next
> year.
>
> In the process of producing RFC 6361, it became very apparent that the
> PPP security RFCs, such as they are, meet few, if any, modern IETF
> security guidelines. I believe that there should be an update of PPP
> security or, if an effort to update them fails for some reason, then
> at least old / inadequate / unimplemented PPP security RFCs should be
> declared historic.
>
> My suggestion is that PPPEXT re-Charter to include a goal such as the
> above and I'm willing to try drafting a new Charter but welcome
> suggestions and comments on all this.
>
> One question is, should PPPEXT have a 1 hour meeting at the November
> IETF meeting? I think that would be the best way to come to consensus
> on this but obviously only if enough people would plan to actually
> attend. So, I'd be interested in who is would attend and any opinions
> for or against such a meeting.
>
> Thanks,
> Donald
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>  Donald E. Eastlake 3rd   +1-508-333-2270 (cell)
>  155 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 01757 USA
>  d3e3e3@gmail.com
>