The solution to this self-limitation problem , if the Internet MUST be
the only communication path used by someone, is to use IETF web forms
that go directly to the server. Anyone can access the web forms and submit
their communication to the relevant persons/WGs. If the site is down, try
 If someone wants to only use email for communication, this means
that email will be his single point of failure in communication.
Even if it's an ietf.org email. And, one may ask, what's wrong with
using a postal address if email fails? After all, IETF IDs and RFCs
include the postal addresses of authors. And some also have phone,
fax, pager, IRC, IM, etc., available. Insisting on using only one
communication path is un-Internet.
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