Re: [tcpm] IANA TCP options registry ...

Joe Touch <touch@ISI.EDU> Mon, 08 March 2010 18:35 UTC

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Alfred,

Alfred ? wrote:
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> draft-ogud-iana-maintenance-words should be considered as a base
> for adding 'status' information to other IANA registries as well.

This document confuses IANA with a compliance organization.

IANA maintains registries, and provides information on the status of
those registrations where used to maintain the registry.

A compliance site may be useful, but I don't think it's in IANA's
charter. *Some* of the words in this doc may be useful, but need to come
out of some assessment of a standard - it's not possible to look at
individual components of a standard and make these decisions.

The two questions that result are:
	- who makes the assessments in the doc?
	- where is that info maintained?

We have had docs that occasionally provide roadmaps in a general sense,
but this is much deeper into what a compliance organization would
recommend for implementations, and seems out of scope for even the
IETF, AFAICT.	

Joe