Re: [storm] [nfsv4] [tsv-area] Application protocol for distributed storage

Nicolas Williams <> Fri, 15 January 2010 22:27 UTC

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Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:12:15 -0600
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On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:51:39AM -0600, Wesley Leggette wrote:
> >> When we are ready to submit something (it would be a submission which
> >> documents what we have currently implemented) is there a working group that
> >> would be appropriate, or should we just submit an I-D directly?
> > 
> > It's always easiest to submit an individual I-D first, then see where to
> > place it, AFAICT.
> Then we will do that for now, taking into account your other suggestions.

The process roughly goes like this:

 - Submit some individual submission Internet-Drafts (e.g.,

 - Request a BoF meeting at the next IETF meeting.

   The goal of the BoF should be to determine IETF interest in your
   proposals.  Possible outcomes of a BoF include:

    - a second BoF is needed;

    - there's no interest in chartering a WG or re-chartering an
      existing one; you will be able to try again once more, and you
      will still be able to proceed with the individual submission

      (There's the possibility in this case that the IESG will
      ultimately oppose standards-track publication, in which case
      you'll end up with informational or experimental RFCs, or perhaps
      you'd abandon the effort.)

    - a WG will be chartered to host the work;
    - an existing WG will be re-chartered to host the work.

It will help to have an introductory I-D.  Do disclose mind IPR
dislosure rules.  Do familiarize yourself with the IETF standards