Re: [Pppext] Future of the PPP WG

Glen Zorn <glenzorn@gmail.com> Sun, 11 September 2011 07:11 UTC

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Cc: Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com>, "narten@us.ibm.com" <narten@us.ibm.com>, pppext@ietf.org
Subject: Re: [Pppext] Future of the PPP WG
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On 9/10/2011 4:33 PM, Mark Townsley wrote:

> 
> On Sep 10, 2011, at 7:44 AM, Bernard Aboba wrote:
> 
>>  > If the purpose of such a meeting is to talk about rechartering, I see
>> > no evidence that such time would be well spent.
>>
>> [BA] +1
>>
>> After such a long hiatus, I do not think it is wise to attempt to
>> re-activate this WG. 
>>
>> However, I might consider attending a "PPP Reunion Night" where we
>> play music from the 90s, and reminisce about dialup modems. 
> 
> Now *that* sounds like a good use of time of which I would happily
> attend :-)
> 
> In addition to the 90s music, I think this would have to be our theme
> song...
> 
> http://www.freesound.org/people/Jlew/sounds/16475/

Well, this is all good fun, in a US/Euro-centric kind of way, but it
would be good to remember that in a very large part of the world our
"theme song" is a still a vital part of the Internet & is likely to
remain so for a considerable period of time.  This email will make the
first hop of its journey over (the much maligned) PPPoE, for example;
not everybody lives in advanced countries such as S. Korea (the
connectivity of which should make both the French and Americans hang
their heads in shame).  In short, PPP is far from obsolete.

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