Keith Moore wrote:
The industry and their customers have already decided against you on
Industry people love to make such claims. They're just marketing BS.
The Internet isn't in final form yet and I don't expect it to stabilize
for at least another decade. There's still lots of time for people to
correct brain damage.
Well, I don't share the view of a monotonic march towards the "correct"
Just as the first single celled giving off massive amounts of waste oxygen
an environment which led eventually to the furry mammals, the Internet responds
evolves from instantiation to instantiation. I hear talk about products which
expect to only have a lifetime of a few years, or even a period of months, until
evolution moves us all on. Some of the things that you find so offensive may not
even be relevant in a couple of years.
But (you knew they'd be a but, didn't you?) there is a substantial market for
products based upon interception or redirection technologies today. I don't
this as a technical argument for their adoption. I was merely pointing out that
market has voted on this technique and judged it useful despite what the IETF
or might not decree. Short of punishing those poor misguided users, I don't know
what else you can accomplish on this one...
I'm wondering about the future of an IETF that consistently takes itself
out of play in this way.
IETF's job is to promote technical sanity, not to support unsound vendor
Well there you go. You think the IETF's Seal of Approval and promotion of
sanity can prevent our unsound vendor practices from perpetrating Marketing BS
poor users. You're right - the positions are fairly clear at this point. I'll
quieten down now...