[ppml] Re: Policy Proposal 2002-2: Experimental Internet Resource Allocations
randy at psg.com
Sat Nov 16 12:51:54 EST 2002
it is nice to see the rirs working on developing these policies.
but, as a member of (not representative of) the ietf, this does
intersect some of the ietf's areas of concern. having spent a
lot of time and blood trying to get the rirs empowered in this
space, i am concerned that the rir/ietf cooperation continue to
be constructive, with each playing its part in the movie.
my major concerns with the document at
o it states that the standards processes bodies other then the
itef might be used. the ietf thinks of itself as _the_
standards body at the ip address layer of the stack. so either
there is mis-understanding here, or a better explanation of
what you mean is needed.
o 2002-2 limits things to "experimental rfcs." so, there are
corner cases, for example, a standards track rfc could not be
allocated experimental space. this is why the tentative draft
refers to rfc 2434 section 2 and uses the phrase "ietf
consensus process." to save you a lookup:
IETF Consensus - New values are assigned through the IETF
consensus process. Specifically, new assignments are made
via RFCs approved by the IESG. Typically, the IESG will
seek input on prospective assignments from appropriate
persons (e.g., a relevant Working Group if one exists).
if would be of help, i could try to get a more formal liaison
statement from the iab on this. but my guess is we just have
not spent the energy communicating with each other very well.
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