Re: musings

Craig Partridge <craig@aland.bbn.com> Thu, 16 May 1996 23:46 UTC

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To: William Chops Westfield <billw@cisco.com>
Cc: Fred Baker <fred@cisco.com>, Robert Elz <kre@munnari.oz.au>, rreq@isi.edu
Subject: Re: musings
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    Of course, RFC1122/23 weren't an unqualified success either.  It's shown up
    in RFPs, but you can still find plenty of implementations that are broken i
   n
    serious ways (according to RFC1122/23) that the vendors seem to have little
    interest in correcting.

Yep, but also a bunch of changes that RFC 1122/23 required have been made.

I'd say six of one, half dozen of another, except I think more changes were
made than not.

Another note about RFC 1122/23 and this BCP idea for rreq.  RFC 1122/23
*amended* the standards.  They're the documents that, for instance, are
the standards that say use slow start etc.  So BCP wouldn't be right
for RFC 1122/23 and, I believe, wouldn't be right for rreq either.

Craig