Re: [tsvwg] Reasons for WGLC/RFC asap

Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com> Wed, 18 November 2020 11:16 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tsvwg] Reasons for WGLC/RFC asap
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> On 18 Nov, 2020, at 12:31 pm, De Schepper, Koen (Nokia - BE/Antwerp) <koen.de_schepper@nokia-bell-labs.com> wrote:
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> • There is NOW a big need for solutions that can support Low Latency for new Interactive applications

I've heard this argument several times in recent WG sessions, usually phrased as "strong interest in L4S".  I think it is worth clarifying whether it is *actually* an interest in L4S specifically, or rather an interest in high-fidelity congestion control in general, of which L4S is the example that happens to be most active in the IETF.  The two might possibly be conflated in some minds.

I would hope that if there genuinely is interest in high-fidelity congestion control, with all that it can potentially enable, then the WG should look for a mechanism that is likely to succeed, and to be robust in the face of future developments.

So, I ask the following question:

Assume that L4S is shown to be unable to meet one or more of the Prague Requirements, and/or is unable to present a suitable safety case for approval as an Internet Experiment.  Should resources and support formerly allocated to L4S development be redirected to some alternative High Fidelity Congestion Control proposal which can rapidly meet those tests?  Yes or No.

 - Jonathan Morton