Re: [v6ops] PCP server in draft-ietf-v6ops-6204bis

"Hemant Singh (shemant)" <> Tue, 21 February 2012 17:46 UTC

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From: [] On Behalf
Of Simon Perreault
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Subject: Re: [v6ops] PCP server in draft-ietf-v6ops-6204bis

>OS support is almost irrelevant. Applications today do UPnP and NAT-PMP

>without OS support. They just send the packets themselves, using 
>UPnP/NAT-PMP in a third-party (often open source) library. I would 
>expect the same for PCP.

>Applications evolve much faster than the IETF is accustomed to. You 
>could wake up one day to one or two new open source PCP libraries, and 
>then wake up the next with the major BitTorrent apps supporting PCP,
>then everything else follows (games, etc.).

The other reason is that the LAN behavior of a CPE router is under the
homenet WG charter for over one year back.  Rfc6204bis stays away from
any new LAN behavior for the CPE router.