[ppml] Re: Policy Proposal 2002-2: Experimental Internet Reso urce Allocations
randy at psg.com
Tue Nov 19 18:44:25 EST 2002
>> 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.
> I'm not sure I understand what you have written here.......... are you
> saying that experimentation by entities other than IETF be precluded from
> having access to experimental allocations of routable addresses? I don't
> read into 2002-2 anything that suggest that ARIN is endorsing protocol or
> process standardization by bodies other than IETF. They are simply making
> address space available for 'open', non-commercial, experimental
the issue is what standards organization's process is used to
process a proposal. in that case, indeed i am saying it should be
ietf's. note that this is not who may think of proposals.
>> 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).
> Also, here, I think you are saying that the qualification upon
> rfc is too restrictive?
not at all. please reread what i quoted from 2434
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