On Jan 31, 2011, at 8:14 , Paul Hoffman wrote:
On 1/31/11 7:06 AM, Lars Eggert wrote:
But I see the point you're raising. The document should somewhere say
that "Expert Review" is the procedure used for assignment requests
made directly to IANA, whereas for documents on the IETF Stream,
"IETF Consensus" is sufficient to make the assignment. In other
words, no expert review doesn't really need to happen for those,
since IETF Review and IESG Approval are at least equivalent.
Did I get that right?
Yes, that would greatly reduce the concern about where and when (and how
often!) the review would happen.
Hmm ... I don't agree that solves the issue.
Well lets say the request was coming from 3GPP for a protocol they designed -
why should IANA be able to tell them no but IETF yes.
I think the policy issue here is fairly clear. We do not have consensus that in
all cases that one should not have a second port for security (I'm basing this
assertion on Magnus read of WG consensus and my read of IETF LC consensus).
Therefore that should not be a ground for the expert reviewer (or IANA) to
reject the registration. The document needs to be updated to make that clear or
it does not reflect consensus. If the authors of the draft want to propose text
for conditions when it would be ok to reject a second port for security
purposes and see if they can get consensus for that text, that seems perfectly
I'm sure that some people believe the draft, by using the word "strives",
actually means that this is not a grounds for rejection but given the push back
from Lars and Joe, I believe that "strives" means that the decision is up to
Joe. Given things could be read either ways, I think it's fair to ask for the
draft to clarify this.
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