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Re: the iab simplifies internet architecture!

  • From: Pekka Savola
  • Date: Tue Nov 15 09:25:19 2005

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Randy Bush wrote:
It's a two way street; vendors need to listen to the ops folks.
because they want to sell their equipment and software to the
yes, including improving (in various ways) their existing equipment and software to make the customer happier.

Ops folks need to participate in the IETF.
because they want to sell what?  clue?  seems unmarketable.
So that they can affect the protocols that are going to be implemented at a stage where they can still be modified to suit their needs, scenarios, requirements, etc.

Options for changing the protocols are somewhat more limited (though not zero) when the specs and code (those that don't address the needs of a particular set of operators as-is, in any case) have already shipped.

Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings